Michael Zeineh

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  • Challenges of High-resolution Diffusion Imaging of the Human Medial Temporal Lobe in Alzheimer Disease. Topics in magnetic resonance imaging Zeineh, M. M., Holdsworth, S., Skare, S., Atlas, S. W., Bammer, R. 2010; 21 (6): 355-365

    Abstract:

    The human medial temporal lobe performs an essential role in memory formation and retrieval. Diseases involving the hippocampus such as Alzheimer disease present a unique opportunity for advanced imaging techniques to detect abnormalities at an early stage. In particular, it is possible that diffusion imaging will measure abnormal microarchitecture beyond the realm of macroscopic imaging. However, this task is formidable because of the detailed anatomy of the medial temporal lobe, the difficulties in obtaining high-quality diffusion images of adequate resolution, and the challenges in diffusion data processing. Moreover, it is unclear if any differences will be significant for an individual patient or simply groups of patients. Successful endeavors will need to address each of these challenges in an integrated fashion. The rewards of such analysis may be detection of microscopic disease in vivo, which could represent a landmark accomplishment for the field of neuroradiology.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/RMR.0b013e31823f6413

    View details for PubMedID 22158129

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