03| Neuroimaging and Neuropsychology, Friends or Foes? (Part 1)
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We interviewed Stephen Correia, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, a neuropsychologist with extensive research and clinical training in the use of imaging techniques.  In this week’s episode, we cover the following content related to clinical neuroimaging, with a focus on adult patient populations and computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques:

  • The centrality of patient care in making clinical decisions related to neuroimaging
  • Factors to consider when thinking about examining multiple brain scans in a single patient
  • Brief definitions of basic terminology, including the following topics:
    1. Common neuroimaging techniques
    2. Anatomical planes
    3. Orientation of scans
    4. Contrast material
    5. Basic brain pathology
    6. White matter pathology
  • Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and its relationship to diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
  • The basics of DTI (including tractography) – its underlying structure, its utility, and its limitations
  • Whether neuroimaging a threat to neuropsychology in the 21st century
  • Whether further advancements in neuroimaging could make neuropsychology obsolete

 

Show notes are available at www.NavNeuro.com/03

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