At a time when a lot of people are suffering from neurological conditions, it calls for advanced diagnosis and professionally monitored treatment for better living. Luckily, the advancements in the medical sector have not left behind this important field that has been marked with great developments. However, since neurological disorders are unique to every patient, it is vital for doctors to have an accurate diagnosis to determine the proper treatment. As such, the core of treating patients with neurological conditions is in having an accurate basement of the patient’s condition and consequently monitoring the treatment.
For long, this has been a manual process that is time-consuming but not anymore as technology has come to the rescue of both the patients and physicians. This has been through the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the diagnostic tests that are then enhanced with NeuroQuant, a cutting-edge post-processing volumetric software. The entry of the software to the market has been well-placed considering that statistics show that Alzheimer’s disease, a neurological disorder is a hindrance to millions of people from having healthy and happy lives. In America, a majority of those affected are above the age of 65, with over 5.4 million people living with the disease.
Fortunately, with the availability of NeuroQuant imaging at Advanced Vein Therapy lots of benefits that include;
- Fast processing of data from the brain MRI. NeuroQuant is an FDA approved and CE certified software that provides fast and accurate measurements of various structures of the brain. The 3D measurements begin with the identification and segmentation of various structures of the brain before calculating the measurements of their volumes. The comparison of the volumes is done based on age, cranial volume, and sex of the patient, which makes a physician to easily tell which parts are deformed, asymmetrical, or atrophied.
- It backs the clinical impression with quantitative numbers. The date from NeuroQuant processing accurately shows the nature of a condition against what should be the case under normal circumstances. It, therefore, erases all doubts that the physician might have from the clinical impression. The best part is that the results are presented in a patient-specific report with much more in-depth data and images than can be found in traditional MRI reports.
- Ease in tracking the progress of the patient under treatment. The practicality of NeuroQuant imaging is not only for the accurate diagnosis before treatment, but it comes handy in tracking progression. Once the system has captured a patient ID it will progressively measure all future evaluations against the prior data. This will clearly show the brain structure volume changes over time, helping in determining the progress of the patient and course of treatment to stick to.
- Early detection of neurodegeneration and extent of damage caused by traumatic brain injuries. Every year over a million people in the USA get to have traumatic brain injuries with a significant percentage getting to love with long-term disabilities. NeuroQuant imaging has proven practical in helping reduce these unwanted effects as it offers a trusted measurement of 39 brain structures. This data can then be used to initiate the right treatment and avoid the burden of long-term disabilities.