Brain Imaging

Event Date: September 16th, 2021

Currently, there is no single test that can accurately diagnose dementia. A detailed medical history, memory and thinking tests (called neuropsychological or cognitive tests), laboratory tests, and brain scans are typically used in the diagnosis process. Brain imaging can be used to identify strokes, tumors, or other problems that can cause dementia. The most common types of brain scans are computer tomographic (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These types of brain imaging are frequently requested when examining a patient with suspected dementia. We will discuss the different types of brain imaging, what is seen on a CT or MRI scan, and what other types of brain imaging might be ordered.

Dr. Richard Sztramko

Dr. Richard Sztramko

Geriatrician, Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Through his work with patients with dementia and their families, Dr. Sztramko came to understand that there is a desire and need for online education about dementia that has been developed by experts in geriatrics. This inspired him to pursue the creation of iGeriCare.

Dr. Anthony Levinson

Dr. Anthony Levinson

Neuropsychiatrist, Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

At the Division of e-Learning Innovation, Dr. Levinson exercises his passion for researching and developing online solutions to deliver high-quality health educational experiences to both the public and health care professionals. iGeriCare provides a unique opportunity to leverage his expertise in mental health and learning technologies to create a modern and engaging approach to dementia education.

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