Neuroimaging Research in Geriatric Mental Health

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Neuroimaging Research in Geriatric Mental Health

SKU# 9780826110992

Editors:

  • Howard J. Aizenstein MD, PhD
  • Charles F. Reynolds III MD
  • Myra Fernandes MA, PhD
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Description 

This volume examines the state-of-the-art in our understanding of the aging brain through the application of brain imaging techniques of neuroscience to the geriatric population. By exploring the neurobiological aspects of geriatric mental health, scientists can begin to understand why abnormal aging happens and what can be done to treat it.

Researchers in the fields of geriatric psychiatry, cognitive neuropsychology, neurology, neuroradiology, and physics have combined their expertise to present this accessible, compact review of the field. The chapter authors discuss the use of image modalities and what they can tell us about the aging brain; and present cutting-edge information on image processing and data analysis in the context of geriatric populations. With this book, both novice and seasoned investigators can gain fresh, new insight into geriatric mental health.

  • The use of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), MRS (magnetic resonance spectroscopy), and other modalities with geriatric populations
  • Single photon emission computed tomography) and PET (positron emission tomography) to geriatric mental health
  • Structural brain changes associated with normal aging
  • Functional neuroanatomy of aging and cognition
  • Brain structural and functional correlates of Alzheimer's dementia and mild cognitive impairment
  • Neuroimaging in late-life schizophrenia

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 05, 2010
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826110992
  • EISBN 9780826111166

Table of Contents 

I INTRODUCTION
1.The Expanding Role of Neuroimaging Research in Geriatric Psychiatry

II. IMAGING MODALITIES
2. Computed Tomography (CT)
3.Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
4. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
5. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
6. Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
7. Functional MRI

III IMAGE PROCESSING
8. Volumetric analyses of structural imaging data: VBM and ROI-based approaches
9. Atrophy Correction for functional imaging analyses
10. Common Pitfalls in fMRI analyses
11. Software Packages

IV AGING
12. Structural brain changes associated with normal aging
13. The HAROLD model of neurocognitive aging
14. New insights into the functional neuroanatomy of aging

V AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
15. Vascular Depression Hypothesis
16. Hippocampal Changes with Depression
17. White matter abnormalities in geriatric depression
18. Late-life bipolar disorder

VI COGNITIVE DISORDERS
19. Alzheimer's Disease
20. Vascular Dementia
21. Frontotemporal Dementia
22. Mild Cognitive Impairment
23. Functional Imaging changes with dementia
24. Early detection and monitoring of AD with MRI: the ADNI project

VII PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
25. Late-Life Schizophrenia
26. Psychosis of Dementia

VIII NEW IMAGING MODALITIES
27. Diffusion Tensor imaging (DTI)
28. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
29. Magnetization Transfer Ratio (MTR)
30. Amyloid imaging