Tag Archives: SPECT

Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Imaging

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Pearson, SD. Ollendorf, … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Brain Imaging

Summary Recent reviews and meta-analyses on imaging-related topics are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely. Obtaining the full-text of the other articles requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment per access. The Bibliographic Citations … Continue reading

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SPECT Imaging of Suspected Dementia with Lewy Bodies (BMJ Open)

Summary This article reviews progress in the use of Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) for the diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The authors conclude that systematic visual analyses of ((123)I)FP-CIT SPECT images may be used to detect people … Continue reading

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REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder: an Early Window on Neurodegeneration (Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements)

Summary Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder (RBD), involving loss of the normal atonia during REM sleep and causing patients to “act out” their dreams, offers several promising research opportunities. Patients with RBD are at high risk of developing synuclein-mediated … Continue reading

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Issues in the Clinical Diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Translational Neurodegeneration)

Summary This article discusses recent progress, and problems remaining, in the clinical diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The sensitivity of accurate clinical diagnosis of DLB is said to be low. It seems likely that it may be possible … Continue reading

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PET in Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment (Applied Radiology)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The role of PET in the diagnosis and management of dementia is ex­pected to increase in … Continue reading

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Brain Functional Networks as Diagnostic Markers (Future Directions in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Dementia?)

Abstract This article reviews various non-invasive biomarkers which might be used to detect Alzheimer’s Disease in its earliest pre-dementia stages. The feasibility of neuroimaging tools, such as MR, SPECT, and FDG-PET imaging are examined, as are neurophysiological measurements using EEG. … Continue reading

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