High-Field Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases

M. J. Versluis, J. van der Grond, M. A. van Buchem, P. van Zijl, A. G. Webb

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Abstract

High-field magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is showing potential for imaging of neurodegenerative diseases. 7 T MR imaging is beginning to be used in a clinical research setting and the theoretical benefits of higher signal-to-noise ratio, sensitivity to iron, improved MR angiography, and increased spectral resolution in spectroscopy are being confirmed. Despite the limited number of studies to date, initial results in patients with multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer disease, and Huntington disease show promising additional features in contrast that may help the diagnosis of these disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-171
Number of pages13
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • 7 Tesla
  • High-resolution imaging
  • MR angiography
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Spectroscopy
  • Susceptibility-weighted imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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