Dr Robin Holmes
Development and Implementation of Neuroimaging Analysis in Dementia
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
The NHS annually spends £50-100M on brain scanning but recognising the signs of dementia in scans is difficult. Comparing patient scans to images of healthy volunteers using analysis software is helpful and has been shown to improve the accuracy of diagnosis. However this technique is not routinely used as it is complicated and difficult to ensure it is producing accurate results. Therefore we have developed new devices to calibrate brain scanners so that the analysis software is more accurate. We will also provide training in the use of the software to clinicians using imaging case studies.