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Can CT see brain atrophy from alzheimer's or dementia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: If advanced, yes

If alzheimer's or other dementia is far enough advanced, then ct can show cortical atrophy and enlarged ventricles.
However, functional brain changes can be going on for a long time before anatomical changes show up.

In brief: If advanced, yes

If alzheimer's or other dementia is far enough advanced, then ct can show cortical atrophy and enlarged ventricles.
However, functional brain changes can be going on for a long time before anatomical changes show up.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology
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In brief: Yes

Atrophy can be seen on ct but the patterns of atrophy of the brain in dementia are suggestive of a diagnosis, not absolutely definitive.

In brief: Yes

Atrophy can be seen on ct but the patterns of atrophy of the brain in dementia are suggestive of a diagnosis, not absolutely definitive.
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