Brain volumetrics to investigate aging and the principal forms of degenerative cognitive decline: a brief review

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Abstract

The volume of the brain and of some of its structures can provide insight into the pathological process of several diseases. For this reason, in the recent years we saw a tremendous progress in the development of automated techniques for gaining information about global and regional atrophy. This paper reviews the main methods of analysis to quantify brain volume, and their application to the study of normal aging and the principal forms of degenerative dementias.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1070
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Brain volumetrics
  • Dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • MRI
  • Parkinson disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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