Temporal lobe magnetic resonance imaging can differentiate Alzheimer's disease from normal ageing, depression, vascular dementia and other causes of cognitive impairment.

@article{OBrien1997TemporalLM,
  title={Temporal lobe magnetic resonance imaging can differentiate Alzheimer's disease from normal ageing, depression, vascular dementia and other causes of cognitive impairment.},
  author={J. T. O'Brien and Patricia Desmond and David J Ames and Isaac Schweitzer and Ernest Chiu and Brian M. Tress},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1267-75}
}
BACKGROUND Previous work suggests that temporal lobe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can distinguish those with dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) from healthy age-matched controls. However, its specificity with regard to conditions such as vascular dementia, depression and other disorders associated with cognitive impairment has not been determined. METHODS We studied 222 subjects using T1 weighted MRI with 5.1 mm coronal slices throughout the temporal lobe. Subjects included: healthy… CONTINUE READING
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