What Does My MRI Scan Report Indicate?
An MRI without contrast is sufficient.
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The neuroimaging used for Alzheimer's aims to evaluate any brain atrophy and to exclude other causes of dementia syndrome such normal-pressure hydrocephalus, subdural hematoma, or cerebrovascular disease.
An MRI of the brain without contrast is sufficient to achieve this goal.
Therapies to cure Alzheimer disease, or to slow its progression, are still lacking.
However, a correct diagnosis is necessary first, before to consider treatment about recent short-term memory loss.
Possible causes of recent short-term memory loss besides dementia, include drug induced side effects, prolonged alcohol use (if any), depression, and stress, stroke, Vitamin B-complex deficiencies, etc.
If Alzheimer disease is confirmed after neuropsychological testing and imaging, early stages are treated with Donepezil, Rivastigmine, etc.
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