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Dementia – Role of MRI

Frederik Barkhof, Marieke Hazewinkel, Maja Binnewijzend and Robin Smithuis

Alzheimer Centre and Image Analysis Centre, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam and the Alrijne Hospital, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands


This presentation will focus on the role of MRI in the diagnosis of dementia and related diseases.

We will discuss the following subjects:

  • Systematic assessment of MR in dementia
  • MR protocol for dementia
  • Typical findings in the most common dementia syndromes
    • Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
    • Vascular Dementia (VaD)
    • Frontotemporal lobe dementia (FTLD)
  • Short overview of neurodegenerative disorders which may be associated with dementia
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