Neuroimaging in dementia and Alzheimer's disease: Current protocols and practice in the Republic of Ireland.

Kelly et al.(2016) begin by pointing out that the majority of people living with dementia do not have a formal diagnosis. A questionnaire was sent to 94 CT, MRI and PET departments across the Republic of Ireland to establish if their imaging modality was used specifically to diagnose dementia. Of these, 43% of CT departments, 40% of MRI departments and 50% of PET responded that their modality is being used to diagnose dementia. While radiologists and clinical specialist radiographers were evidenced to be involved in protocol development, standarised protocols for neuroimagng in dementia do not currently exist in Ireland. The lack of consensus on optimal protocols limits the potential of novel neuroimaging in practice and the authors conclude that international guidelines are warranted.
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Neuroimaging in dementia and Alzheimer's disease: Current protocols and practice in the Republic of Ireland.
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2016
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Kelly, I., Butler, M.L., Ciblis, A. and McNulty, J.P., 2016. Neuroimaging in dementia and Alzheimer's disease: Current protocols and practice in the Republic of Ireland. Radiography, 22(2), pp.177-184.