High-field imaging of neurodegenerative diseases.

TitleHigh-field imaging of neurodegenerative diseases.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsVersluis MJ, van der Grond J, van Buchem MA, van Zijl P, Webb AG
JournalNeuroimaging clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue2
Pagination159-71, ix
Date Published2012 May
Abstract

High-field magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is showing potential for imaging of neurodegenerative diseases. 7 T MR imaging is beginning to be used in a clinical research setting and the theoretical benefits of higher signal-to-noise ratio, sensitivity to iron, improved MR angiography, and increased spectral resolution in spectroscopy are being confirmed. Despite the limited number of studies to date, initial results in patients with multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer disease, and Huntington disease show promising additional features in contrast that may help the diagnosis of these disorders.

DOI10.3174/ajnr.A3505
Alternate JournalNeuroimaging Clin. N. Am.