CT and MRI rating of white matter changes
The impact of white matter changes (WMC) detectable on CT or MRI on various diseases like ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage and their association with cognitive impairment was and still is under debate. To assess WMC in a qualitative and/or semiquantitative fashion rating scales have been developed. For MRI most widely used scales are the scales of Manolio, Fazekas, Schmidt, and Scheltens. Most recently a new scale extending earlier suggestions has been introduced by Wahlund et al. applicable for both CT and MRL This article will review strengths and weak-nesses of these rating scales and will discuss further requirements and future perspectives.
KeywordsMagnetic Resonance Imaging White Matter Hyperintensities White Matter Change Deep White Matter Compute Tomo
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