Alzheimer's Disease: MRI Studies

P. M. Thompson, A. W. Toga

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disorder for those 65. years or older, currently affecting 4.5. million Americans and predicted to rise to 13.2. million by the year 2050 in the US alone. Neuroimaging and brain mappping techniques offer extraordinary power to understand AD, providing spatially detailed information on the extent and trajectory of the disease as it spreads in the living brain. Computational anatomy techniques, applied to databases of MRI scans, reveal the dynamic sequence of brain changes with disease progression, and how these changes relate to cognitive decline and the spread of amyloid plaque and tangle pathology, the molecular causes of AD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780080450469
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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