Expert Q&A

Structural Brain Changes: How Imaging Affects Management of Late-Life Psychiatric Conditions

Topics: Alzheimers | Atrophy | CT | DaT Scan | fMRi | Frontotemporal dementia | Imaging | LATE | MRI | Parkinson’s | PET Scan | White matter hyperintensities

CGPR: When do you decide to order imaging for your older adult patients? Dr. Ajilore: I order imaging when I think there is a nonpsychiatric cause for the patient’s symptoms. This could be normal pressure hydrocephalus, vascular disease including lacunar infarcts or stroke, trauma, or (in rare cases) a brain tumor. In patients with dementia, one im

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