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MR-imaging of non-Alzheimer’s dementia

  • F. Aichner
  • M. Wagner
  • Ch. Kremser
  • S. Felber
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission Supplement book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 47)

Summary

Up to now, computerized tomography (CT) and MR-imaging have been used for the morphological assessment of dementia patients, while MRI has become the structure imaging modality of choice. With the advent of fast and ultrafast sequences provided by higher gradient field strenghts, functional MR studies like diffusion, perfusion and activation studies become available

The greatest advantage of MR is its versatility including MR-imaging, 3D postprocessing, MR-volumetry, MR-spectroscopy, MR-angiography, MR-perfusion and diffusion imaging as well as functional MRI activation studies. The application of the multimodal MR-technology in dementia disorders has already began and has to be validated in clinical practice. The multimodality of MR represents a diagnostic challenge for the future with the hope, that the diagnostic efficacy, which has to be proven, is also followed by an improvement of patients care and prognosis.

Keywords

White Matter Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Multiple System Atrophy Vascular Dementia Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Aichner
    • 1
  • M. Wagner
    • 1
  • Ch. Kremser
    • 1
  • S. Felber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Magnetic ResonanceUniversity HospitalInnsbruckAustria

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