Dementia II

10 Cases

Level II - General radiologist

3 CME Credits

This training will give the participant a deeper overview to improve the way to report patients with cognitive decline, learning about different types of dementia.

50.00 €

Description

In this practical course, you will learn to read CT and MR of cognitive impairment patients in a standardised method. You will be trained to use several visual scales such global cortical scale, medial temporal scale, frontal and parietal atrophy and vascular changes that can be involved on cognitive decline and also learn some differential diagnosis and know other entities rather AD or FTLD that can cause dementia

Dementia can be multifactorial, and although there are some types of dementia such as AD or FTLD that can show specific regional atrophy, it is common to find a combination of several factors such cortical atrophy and vascular changes that can contribute to the cognitive decline. The AD, FTLD and other types of dementia have diagnostic clinical criteria that include the CT and the MR findings, and it is essential to do an accurate lecture of the dementia cases to help in the early clinical diagnosis of these patients.

I have chosen several cases for your training, some of them are done with a specific protocol for dementia but others are acquired as standard head MR or CT with some sequences such SWI or plane such coronal are not available. The reason for that is because most centres are not using a specific MR protocol for dementia or others they are using CT. I would like you to learn how to report using these clinical cases in a more realistic environment as you will find in your clinical practice.

Learning objectives

  • To know different causes of dementia: vascular dementia, neurodegenerative dementia (AD, FTLD), Chronic hydrocephalus, Prion diseases, and its most common radiological findings.
  • To learn how to exam and read CT and MR studies in patients with cognitive decline or suspected dementia.
  • To introduce the concept of STANDARDISED REPORTING and learn how to apply it for the interpretation of CT and MR studies in patients with dementia

Level

Level II - General radiologist
None

Additional info

Estimated duration: 180 min
Date created: 25 Jul 2018
Date of EACCME review: 5 Feb 2019
Date of EACCME expiration: 5 Feb 2021

Technical requirements

The training platform runs entirely in the browser but the online PACS places a considerable load on the hardware and internet connection when viewing and loading cases.

Hardware * Minimum Recommended
Memory (RAM): 8 Gigabyte 16 Gigabyte
Processor (CPU): Dual core i5 Quad core i7
Internet connection Minimum Recommended
Speed: 10 Mbps 25 Mbps
Software
Browser: Chrome **
  • * Only desktop and laptop devices are supported.
  • ** Firefox, Edge and Safari also work but might not provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.

Prepared by

  • Nuria Bargallo M.D. Ph.D.
    Barcelona Spain

    Consultant in Neuroradiology, Telemedicine Clinic, Barcelona Chief of Neuroradiology, Alomar medical center Coordinator of the Magnetic Resonance core facility of IDIBAPS Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Spain Honorary consultant in National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

    Senior Consultant in Neuroradiology of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona focused on advanced image techniques applied to neurological diseases, mainly epilepsy, inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr Bargallo has published more than 230 indexed articles and participated in more than 15 competitive national or international projects the last 10 years. She is currently the coordinator of the Magnetic Resonance core facility of IDIBAPS giving support to the research groups of this institution and the Hospital Clínic in studies involving advanced Magnetic Resonance images.

Cancellation Policy

Participant cancellations
If a participant no longer is able to continue with the purchased sessions, no refund will be made, however access to the recorded sessions for paid sessions will still be available.

TMC cancellations

In case of cancellation of the full programme by TMC Academy a full refund of the remaining session is reimbursed.