Recent Studies in Brain Imaging for Neurocognitive Disorders

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024 | Viewed by 205

Special Issue Editors

Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Interests: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); MR spectroscopy (MRS); nuclear magnetic resonance signals in living systems; NMR- based imaging techniques; cognitive impairment
Dr. Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
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Guest Editor
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), School of Psychology (College of Biomedical and Life Sciences), Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Interests: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); aging; neurodegenerative disease; huntington's disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The management of people suffering from adult age neurocognitive impairment would likely be more successful if imminent brain pathology could be revealed at an early stage when only mild clinical symptoms were present. A great deal of hope in this regard is placed on multimodal neuroimaging. A growing amount of data is indicating that the accumulation of harmful macromolecules, the altered profiles of endogenous neurochemicals, changes in tissue microstructure, small volume and shape changes in critical brain structures, to mention a few, as revealed by advanced imaging techniques, are linked to pathology prior to cognitive impairment. The spatially specific imaging techniques used in the investigation of these issues range from computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and positron emission tomography (PET) to near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). The use of automated data processing methods in conjunction with artificial intelligence (AI) has greatly improved precision to detect minor abnormalities in brain images.  

This upcoming edition of the Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM) invites the submission of both review and original papers for consideration for inclusion in the upcoming Special Issue, entitled ‘Recent Studies on Brain Imaging of Neurocognitive Diseases’. The objective of the Special Issue is to collate timely articles from multimodal brain imaging research on Neurocognitive Disorders, including aging of subjects with increased risk of cognitive impairment, early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases by imaging, and the use of imaging in monitoring, management, and treatment of people with neurocognitive disorders. Case studies on clinical neurocognitive disorders using advanced imaging are welcome. Papers will be subjected to standard peer review during editorial processing. 

Prof. Dr. Risto A. Kauppinen
Dr. Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
Guest Editors

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  • ageing
  • cognitive impairment
  • dementia
  • computed tomography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • positron emission tomography
  • near-infrared spectroscopy

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