Offering new hope for patients.
For decades, classic medical imaging modalities — CT scans, MRI, and X-ray — have been able to identify things that should not be in the brain — foreign objects, bleeds, and tumors. However, this does little to identify abnormalities in normal structures, particularly atrophy (wasting away of tissue). Unfortunately, this means that patients who suffered from some neurological symptoms were left without answers. Until now.
NeuroQuant® brain MRI is a new and exciting medical imaging option that gives radiologists and neurologists the opportunity to understand traumatic brain injuries and other neurological and psychological disorders. This is a huge advancement in the ability to diagnose and treat diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease. NeuroQuant will also help identify traumatic brain injuries long before obvious symptoms begin taking place.
The Future of Diagnosis For Neurological Disorders
NeuroQuant is a new technology that has only recently begun being used in clinical diagnosis but offers groundbreaking hope into the future diagnosis and treatment of other neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Prion disease, Huntington’s disease, motor neuron disorders, and even depression.
Many people with mild traumatic brain injuries and degenerative brain atrophies can often fairly regular CT scans and MRIs, and it was not until the damage was significant enough to signal red flags, that a conclusive diagnosis could be made. For many, this meant that minor changes went undetected until it was too late. Now, with the help of NeuroQuant, these abnormalities can be identified much sooner and corrective action can be taken to help preserve function and increase the quality of life.
The Future of Diagnosis of NeuroPsychological Disorders
Some psychological disorders have been linked to abnormalities of the brain structures. For instance, panic disorders have been suggested to be caused by an abnormality in the hippocampus — a brain structure that plays an important role in memory formation and emotion regulation. Manic-depressive disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorders have also been linked to neurological pathway abnormalities. NeuroQuant offers the future possibility of gaining a better understanding of these disorders as well as other neuropsychiatric disorders such as attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), autism, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, narcissistic behavior, memory and mood disorders, and schizophrenia. Gaining a better understanding of the brain’s role in these disorders will offer better treatment options.
How It Works
NeuroQuant imaging software provides a medium for measuring brain volume to detect atrophy caused by trauma or degenerative diseases. This structural MRI uses quantitative measures and compares them to a standardized brain atlas. NeuroQuant identifies 15 distinct brain regions and compares measurements to normal controls for the subject’s age, gender, and cranial volume. Based on the readings, your neurologists can make a definitive diagnosis and create an appropriate treatment plan to help you control or reduce symptoms.
NeuroQuant is Available at Touchstone Imaging
Touchstone Imaging is proud to be at the forefront of offering this groundbreaking technology to help our patients. If you or your medical team are concerned about traumatic brain injury or Alzheimer’s disease, contact us to schedule a NeuroQuant brain MRI at one of our medical imaging centers near you.