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Is MRI better than CT for detecting a vascular component to dementia? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Identification of causes of dementia soon after symptom onset is important, because appropriate treatment of some causes of dementia can slow or halt its progression or enable symptomatic treatment where appropriate. The accuracy of MRI and CT, and whether MRI is superior to CT, in detecting a vascular component to dementia in autopsy confirmed and clinical cohorts of patients with VaD, combined AD and VaD ("mixed dementia"), and AD remain unclear. We conducted a systematic revie...

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10.1186/1471-2377-12-33

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University of Oxford
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Neurology Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Article number:
33
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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1471-2377
ISSN:
1471-2377
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350306
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English
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2013-11-17

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