Journal article

Bringing psychiatrists into the picture: Automated measurement of regional MRI brain volume in patients with suspected dementia

Pierre Wibawa, Gabrielle Matta, Sourav Das, Dhamidhu Eratne, Sarah Farrand, Patricia Desmond, Dennis Velakoulis, Frank Gaillard

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The volumes of various brain regions can be rapidly quantified using automated magnetic resonance imaging tools. While these appear to be useful at face value, their formal clinical utility is not yet understood, particularly for non-neuroradiologists and in patients presenting with suspected dementia. This study investigated the utility of an automated normative morphometry tool on determinations of brain atrophy by psychiatrists and radiologists in a tertiary hospital. METHODS: Consecutive magnetic resonance scans (n = 110) of patients referred with suspected neurodegenerative disorders were obtained retrospectively and rated by two neuroradiologists, two general radiologists an..

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