Special Issue "Alzheimer's Disease Imaging Biomarkers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2018)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—a progressive, neurodegenerative, and incurable disorder—is the most common form of dementia diagnosed in people over the age of 65. AD looms as a major threat to public health in the first half of the 21st Century. Dementia doubles in frequency every five years after age 60, afflicting 1% of those aged 60–64 but rising to 30-40% of those 85 years and older. According to recent national census statistics, by the year 2050, the population of those aged 65 and older in the United States is projected to be 83.7 million, almost double its current estimated number of 43.1 million (in 2012). AD research is progressing steadily, but one aspect continues to elude the basic and clinical sciences: Despite our knowledge of AD pathophysiology and anatomic pathology, in addition to breakthroughs in MRI and PET imaging, a reliable and accurate diagnostic imaging protocol that discriminates AD from other neurodegenerative diseases does not exist. Indeed, neuropathologic examination of postmortem tissue remains the gold standard of AD diagnosis.
The primary goals of this Special Issue on “Alzheimer's Disease Imaging Biomarkers” are to recount the history of AD imaging breakthroughs, present ongoing cutting edge research, and introduce novel ideas that will advance the field. The Special Issue will include invited and solicited submissions. We welcome your contribution.
With warmest regards,
Prof. Dr. Jonathan J. Wisco
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- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET)