Neuroimaging in Dementia

  • Frederik Barkhof
  • Nick C. Fox
  • António J. Bastos-Leite
  • Philip Scheltens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Frederik Barkhof, Nick C. Fox, António J. Bastos-Leite, Philip Scheltens
    Pages 1-3
  3. Frederik Barkhof, Nick C. Fox, António J. Bastos-Leite, Philip Scheltens
    Pages 5-11
  4. Frederik Barkhof, Nick C. Fox, António J. Bastos-Leite, Philip Scheltens
    Pages 13-42
  5. Frederik Barkhof, Nick C. Fox, António J. Bastos-Leite, Philip Scheltens
    Pages 43-57
  6. Frederik Barkhof, Nick C. Fox, António J. Bastos-Leite, Philip Scheltens
    Pages 59-135
  7. Frederik Barkhof, Nick C. Fox, António J. Bastos-Leite, Philip Scheltens
    Pages 137-176
  8. Frederik Barkhof, Nick C. Fox, António J. Bastos-Leite, Philip Scheltens
    Pages 177-242
  9. Frederik Barkhof, Nick C. Fox, António J. Bastos-Leite, Philip Scheltens
    Pages 243-268
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 269-278

About this book

Introduction

Against a background of an ever-increasing number of patients, new management options, and novel imaging modalities, neuroimaging is playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis of dementia.  This up-to-date, superbly illustrated book aims to provide a practical guide to the effective use of neuroimaging in the patient with cognitive decline. It sets out the key clinical and imaging features of the wide range of causes of dementia and directs the reader from clinical presentation to neuroimaging and on to an accurate diagnosis whenever possible.  After an introductory chapter on the clinical background, the available "toolbox" of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques is reviewed in detail, including CT, MRI and advanced MR techniques, SPECT and PET, and image analysis methods. The imaging findings in normal ageing are then discussed, followed by a series of chapters that carefully present and analyze the key imaging findings in patients with dementias. A structured path of analysis follows the main presenting feature: disorders associated with primary gray matter loss, with white matter changes, with brain swelling, etc. Throughout, a practical approach is adopted, geared specifically to the needs of clinicians (neurologists, radiologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians) working in the field of dementia, for whom this book should prove an invaluable resource.

Keywords

Alzheimer's disease Dementia Magnetic resonance imaging PET SPECT

Authors and affiliations

  • Frederik Barkhof
    • 1
  • Nick C. Fox
    • 2
  • António J. Bastos-Leite
    • 3
  • Philip Scheltens
    • 4
  1. 1.University Medical Center, Dept. of Radiology and Image Analysis CeVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2., Dementia Research CentreUCL Institute of NeurologyLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Fac. Medicina, Grupo de Imagiologia Médica eUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Alzheimer Center, Dept. of NeurologyVrije Universiteit Medical CenterAmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00818-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-00817-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-00818-4
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