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dc.contributor.authorO'NEILL, DESMONDen
dc.contributor.authorBOKDE, ARUNen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-17T10:19:52Z
dc.date.available2015-04-17T10:19:52Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationCiblis AS, Butler ML, Bokde ALW, Mullins PG, O'Neill D, McNulty JP, Neuroimaging referral for dementia diagnosis: The specialist s perspective in Ireland, Alzheimer s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 1, 1, 2015, 41 - 47en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/73784
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractBackground: Neuroimaging is an increasingly important tool in the diagnostic workup of dementia. Neurologists, geriatricians, and old-age psychiatrists are involved in key tasks in the diagnostic pro- cess, frequently referring patients with suspected dementia for neuroimaging. Methods: The research design was a postal survey of all geriatricians, old-age psychiatrists, and neu- rologists in the Republic of Ireland (N 5 176) as identified by the Irish Medical Directory 2011–2012 and supplementary listings. Results: Almost 65% of specialists did not have access to 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission (FDG-PET) or FDG-PET/computed tomography (CT), and 80.3% did not have access to perfusion hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) or dopaminergic iodine-123-radiolabeled 2 b -carbomethoxy-3 b -(4-iodophenyl)-N- (3-fluoropropyl) nortropane SPECT. Most specialists (88.7%) referred patients with mild cognitive impairment or suspected dementia for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 81.7% referred for CT, and 26.8% for FDG-PET or FDG-PET/CT. Only 44.6% of respondents were aware of dementia- specific protocols for referrals for neuroimaging. Conclusion: Specialist access to imaging modalities other than CTand MRI is restricted. Improved access may affect patient treatment and careen
dc.format.extent41en
dc.format.extent47en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAlzheimer s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoringen
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectDementiaen
dc.subjectNeuroimagingen
dc.subjectGeriatriciansen
dc.subjectNeurologistsen
dc.subjectOld-age psychiatristsen
dc.subjectAccessen
dc.subjectMRIen
dc.subjectCTen
dc.subjectNuclear medicine imagingen
dc.titleNeuroimaging referral for dementia diagnosis: The specialist s perspective in Irelanden
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Union (EU)en
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/doneillen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/bokdeaen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid102220en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dadm.2014.11.011en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeAgeingen
dc.subject.TCDThemeNeuroscienceen
dc.subject.TCDTagAge related diseasesen
dc.subject.TCDTagImaging Techniquesen
dc.subject.TCDTagNeuroscienceen
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.dadm.alzdem.com/article/S2352-8729%2815%2900015-9/abstracten
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-5542-9897en


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