Incidental findings on cerebral MRI in twins: the Older Australian Twins Study
Rebecca Koncz, Adith Mohan, Laughlin Dawes, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, Margaret Wright, David Ames, Teresa Lee, Julian Trollor, Wei Wen, Perminder Sachdev
BRAIN IMAGING AND BEHAVIOR | SPRINGER | Published : 2018
Incidental findings on structural cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are common in healthy subjects, and the prevalence increases with age. There is a paucity of data regarding incidental cerebral findings in twins. We examined brain MRI data acquired from community-dwelling older twins to determine the prevalence and concordance of incidental cerebral findings, as well as the associated clinical implications. Participants (n = 400) were drawn from the Older Australian Twins Study. T1-weighted and T2-weighted fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) cerebral MRI scans were systematically reviewed by a trained, blinded clinician. Incidental findings were recorded according to pre-de..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) / Australian Research Council (ARC) Strategic Award Grant of the Ageing Well, Ageing Productively Program
The Older Australian Twins Study was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) / Australian Research Council (ARC) Strategic Award Grant of the Ageing Well, Ageing Productively Program (ID no. 401162). The Australian Twin Registry is supported by a Centre of Research Excellence Grant from the NHMRC administered by the University of Melbourne.