Dementia II

5 Cases

Level II - General radiologist

2 EACCME CME Credits

This training is aimed at radiologists who want to improve their reporting of patients with cognitive decline, whilst learning about different types of dementia.

25.00 €


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.

Learning objectives

  • To know different causes of dementia: vascular dementia, neurodegenerative dementia (AD, FTLD), Chronic hydrocephalus, Prion diseases, and the most common radiological findings.
  • To learn how to examine 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 to the interpretation of CT and MR studies in patients with dementia


Level II - General radiologist

Additional info

Estimated duration: 120 min
Date created: 20 Jun 2019
Date of EACCME review: 21 Feb 2023
Date of EACCME expiration: 21 Feb 2025

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 Tablets * Minimum Recommended
Memory (RAM): 2 Gigabyte 8 Gigabyte 16 Gigabyte
Processor (CPU): Dual core 1.85 Ghz Dual core 2 Ghz Quad core 2.5 Ghz
Internet connection Minimum Recommended
Speed: 10 Mbps 25 Mbps
Software Tablets Desktop
Browser: Safari * Chrome **
  • * Tested with Safari on iPad 9.7 (2017), should also work on Android with Chrome. User interface not optimized for smaller screens. Large cases (more than 600 images) are not able to be opened on tablet or mobile devices due to memory constraints.
  • ** Firefox, Edge and Safari also work but might not provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.


  • Nuria Bargalló 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

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

No money will be refunded.