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 as the global cortical scale and medial temporal scale and assess frontal and parietal atrophy and vascular changes that can be involved in cognitive decline. You will also learn some differential diagnoses and other entities such as Alzheimer Disease (AD) and Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia (FTLD) that can cause dementia symptoms.
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 as cortical atrophy and vascular changes that can contribute to the cognitive decline. 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 report of dementia cases to help in the early clinical diagnosis of these patients.
I have chosen several cases for this 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 as SWI or a plane such as coronal unavailable. The reason for that is because most centres do not use a specific MR protocol for dementia or others use CT. I would like you to learn how to report using these clinical cases in a realistic environment similar to that found in clinical practice.
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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provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.