May 2013

Introduction

Dementias and Related Conditions

AJNR Senior Editor Lucien M. Levy

AJNR Senior EditorLucien M. Levy

Over the past several years, there has been significant progress in the evaluation of dementias and related conditions. The number of studies and results involving dementias has dramatically increased, in part due to the development … more »

Review Articles

Functional and Structural MR Imaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Part 1: Imaging Techniques and Their Application in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease

Sophia Mueller

Sophia Mueller

Tracing the functional and structural connectivity within the brain may provide means to see whether psychiatric illness is fundamentally routed in “connectopathies”—connectional abnormalities that lead to brain dysfunction. So far, only a few studies have combined functional and structural network explorations to … more »

Review Articles

Imaging Approaches for Dementia

Alison D. Murray

Alison D. Murray

I have been working in brain aging and dementia research for several years and have been excited to see the role of neuroimaging in patients with dementia progress from exclusion of treatable mass lesions, such as tumors or subdurals (which … more »

Functional

Effects of Age on the Glucose Metabolic Changes in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Kejal Kantarci

Kejal Kantarci

Early diagnosis of dementia-related pathology through imaging is the focus of my research program. Decreased glucose metabolism in the temporal and parietal lobes on [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET is recognized as an early imaging marker for the Alzheimer disease  (AD) pathology.

Neuroimaging markers of … more »

Special Collections

Neuroimaging of Dementias

sp-12“Neuroimaging of Dementias” is the latest Special Collection from the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Collection Editor Lucien M. Levy, also a Senior Editor for AJNR, collected almost 60 articles, arranging them into 8 sections outlining clinical presentations, genetics, and imaging patterns associated with a … more »