Developed by leading neurologists and neuroradiologists from across TDRA partner hospitals, the TDRA Standardized Clinical Cognition MRI Protocol is the first city-wide standardized imaging protocol for dementia. This protocol ensures that a consistent level of information is provided to neurologists, which improves their ability to diagnose the cause of dementia in their patients. This standard set of MRI sequences aims to ensure that identifiable pathologies would be equally detectable at each site.
The sequences include:
- High-resolution 3-D T1
*Gradient Echo (GRE) is the clinical standard to detect microbleeds, and may be added to the protocol or substituted for SWI
Together, the sequences allow for identification of:
- Focal/global atrophy
- Hippocampal atrophy
- Small vessel white matter disease burden
- Acute infarction
TDRA will provide each of the partner sites with the make- and model-specific settings that will ensure images are comparable across sites and MRI scanners.
Committed Users of the TDRA Standardized Clinical Cognition MRI Protocol
Institution: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Institution: The University Health Network (UHN)
Institution: St. Michael's Hospital
If you are interested in using this protocol at your site, please contact us.