STUDY OF MRI FINDINGS IN BRAIN OF GERIATRIC PATIENT FROM 01.03.2016 TO 31.08.2016 (6 MONTHS)
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Upendranath Upadhyaya, Manoj Kumar Nayak, Udit Upadhyaya, Dhirenndra Nath Moharana
2017 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
BACKGROUND Geriatric brain show variety of diseases with different clinical presentation and associated with high degree of interindividual variability. The higher Tesla MRI with newer sequences is the choice of investigation, which helps in early detection, proper diagnosis and early therapeutic intervention of the disease in geriatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study was carried out in all the geriatric patients referred from SCB Medical College in a particular time period
more » ... icular time period to Add Annex Healthcare Center, Cuttack, i.e. in 6 months from 01.03.2016 to 31.08.2016. All these cases undergone MRI scan in 1.5T GE Optima machine. The sequences taken are conversational sequences along with FLAIR and DWI. Some of the patient has undergone contrast study. The findings were correlated with clinical findings. RESULTS White matter changes are more prevalent in the geriatric brain followed by atrophy and neoplastic disease. Most of the geriatric patients comes with geriatric syndrome show white matter changes. The prevalence of the disease are comparable with other studies reviewed from literature. The clinical findings depends upon the type and location of lesions. CONCLUSION Most of the geriatric syndromes are due to white matter changes. Early therapeutic intervention improves their lifestyle and delays the deterioration of the symptomatology.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2017/774 fatcat:uxa3zvbh5bay3jqgei2mepzfjm