Imaging Alzheimer in 2011

  • Marieke Hazewinkel
  • Frederik Barkhof


Over the past two decades, MRI has come to play a prominent role in the diagnosis of Alzheimer Dementia (AD). Findings that have a high sensitivity for AD are medial temporal lobe atrophy (Fig. 1) and parietal atrophy (Fig. 2), especially when both are present in the same patient. If MRI is contraindicated or not available, CT is a good alternative with which global and medial temporal lobe atrophy as well as the extent of white matter lesions may be reliably assessed.


Dementia With Lewy Body Frontotemporal Dementia Alzheimer Dementia Medial Temporal Lobe Atrophy Color Reproduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marieke Hazewinkel
    • 1
  • Frederik Barkhof
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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