Transcranial brain parenchymal sonography in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases

Milija D. Mijajlovic, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Nadezda Sternic

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Abstract

Transcranial sonography is a highly sensitive noninvasive sonographic method for detection of early and specific echogenic changes in basal ganglia of patients with some neurodegenerative diseases. Transcranial sonography showed substantia nigra hyperechogenicity as a typical echo feature in idiopathic Parkinson disease and lenticular nucleus hyperechogenicity as a characteristic finding in atypical parkinsonian syndromes. Brain stem raphe hypoechogenicity or interruption has been shown to be highly prevalent in patients with unipolar depression as well as depression associated with certain neurodegenerative diseases. Transcranial sonography also revealed basal ganglia hyperechoic changes in movement disorders with trace metal accumulation such as Wilson disease, some entities of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation, as well as several forms of spinocerebellar ataxia. Transcranial sonography is a valuable neuro imaging method for early and differential diagnosis and follow-up of patients with neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2061-2068
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Neurodegenerative Diseases
Psychiatry
Ultrasonography
Brain
Basal Ganglia
Spinocerebellar Ataxias
Corpus Striatum
Hepatolenticular Degeneration
Movement Disorders
Parkinsonian Disorders
Substantia Nigra
Depressive Disorder
Brain Stem
Parkinson Disease
Early Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis
Metals
Depression

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Transcranial brain parenchymal sonography in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. / Mijajlovic, Milija D.; Tsivgoulis, Georgios; Sternic, Nadezda.

In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 33, No. 12, 01.01.2014, p. 2061-2068.

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