Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2017 Jan;17(1)
Nantz National Alzheimer Center and Neuroimaging, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, New York Medical College, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 6560 Fannin Street, Scurlock 802, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.
Neuroimaging comprises a powerful set of instruments to diagnose various neurodegenerative disorders, clarifies their neurobiology, and monitors their treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging depicts volume changes, as well as abnormalities in functional and structural connectivity. Positron emission tomography (PET) allows for the quantification of regional cerebral metabolism, characteristically altered in Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, diffuse Lewy-body disease, and the frontotemporal dementias. Read More