Brain imaging

Frontotemporal dementia predominantly affects two regions of the brain: the frontal and temporal lobes. Presence of progressive change to these brain structures is an important feature of the disease and helps towards an accurate diagnosis. Professor Hodges’ group study the extent and severity of changes taking place in the frontal and temporal lobes as the disease progresses using structural MRI with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). This project will contribute to their understanding of the progression of the disease and improve diagnostic accuracy.