Diffusion tensor imaging of the hippocampus and verbal memory performance: The RUN DMC Study
Conclusion: Microstructural integrity of the hippocampus assessed by DTI is related to verbal memory performance in elderly with SVD, also in participants with an intact appearing hippocampus. Changes in hippocampal microstructure may be an early marker of underlying neurodegenerative disease, before macrostructural (i.e., volumetric) changes occur.
from Human Brain Mapping
Posted on March 9, 2011, in Research and tagged cerebral small vessel disease, cognition, dementia, diffusion tensor imaging, elderly, Hippocampus, imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, memory. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.