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.
- 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 II - General radiologist
||25 Jul 2018
|Date of EACCME review:
||5 Feb 2019
|Date of EACCME expiration:
||5 Feb 2021
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.
||Dual core i5
||Quad core i7
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- ** Firefox, Edge and Safari also work but might not
provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.