Highlights IDKD 2020
As our insight into the various dementias improves and new management options are developed, it is becoming increasingly important to arrive at the correct diagnosis at the earliest possible stage. Neuroimaging plays an essential role in this quest. This up-to-date, superbly illustrated book examines in detail the diverse imaging techniques, both structural and functional, and their application in the different types of dementia. After an introductory chapter on the clinical background, the available "toolbox" of techniques is reviewed, including structural MRI and CT, feature extraction, advanced MR techniques, SPECT and PET. The imaging findings in normal ageing are then discussed, followed by a series of chapters that carefully present and analyze the findings in patients with dementias characterized by gray matter loss, vascular dementia, disorders mainly affecting the white matter, and dementias with associated brain swelling. The final two chapters are devoted to diagnostic algorithms and to disease monitoring. Throughout, a practical approach is adopted, geared specifically to the needs of clinicans working in the field of dementia, for whom this book will prove an invaluable resource.