1995 suplement 1

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Volume 4, suplement 1

Original article

MRI of the head in the elderly

Jerzy Kulczycki1
1. I Kliniki Neurologicznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1995, 4, suplement 1 (2), 31-37
Keywords: wiek podeszły, diagnostyka, MRI

Abstract

Brain changes in the elderly, as detected by the MR imaging are discussed. Deviations are mainly found in the white matter of the brain hemispheres and consist in: (1) hyperintensive, small diffuse foci (in PD – and T2-related pictures), (2) a similarly hyperintensive zone along the walls of the ventricular system (leukoaraiosis) and (3) diffuse atrophy. These changes are caused by disturbances in general and local circulation. If slight, these changes need not lead to clear-cut clinical symptoms.

Address for correspondence:
Prof Jerzy Kulczycki,
I Klinika Neurologiczna IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa