Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 1

Competence required for neuroimaging abilities in neurologists

Hidenao Fukuyama, M.D., Ph.D.

Human Brain Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Fist of all, in order to understand the position of neuroimaging, I would like to stree the imaging in neurological practice, being different from neuroradiologist. Neurological examination, and other clinical information are essential to diagnose neurological cases, which provide the anatomical diagnosis of neurological lesion and etiological diagnosis. On the basis of these neurological diagnoses, neurologists can order the appropriate imaging modalities for the diagnosis. On the next step, it is important that the methods, theory and other technical issues should be understood by him/herself. This kind of knowledge will provide the full information obtained from the images. It is usually said that the training of the image of one disorder requires over than 100 cases by own inspection. These training will give the trainee the power to diagnose the neurological disorder appropriately based on neuroimagings.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 52: 927|930, 2012)
key words: Neuroimaging, PET, MRI, Statistical mapping

(Received: 23-May-12)