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Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) while common in older age can present a diagnostic challenge to clinicians and is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer disease (AD). Imaging studies have improved our understanding of the neurobiological changes in DLB during life and how they differ from AD. This has led to significant advances in the development of new techniques, such as dopaminergic imaging, which can aid the clinical diagnosis. Other functional imaging methods also show promise in helping to assess the influence of differing pathologies in DLB, most notably, AD-related and vascular pathology during life. This article will provide an overview of the main imaging findings in DLB.
Author(s): Watson R, Colloby SJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Print publication date: 01/09/2016
Online publication date: 08/08/2016
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
ISSN (print): 0891-9887
ISSN (electronic): 1552-5708
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
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