Determination of Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Based Biomarkers of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease

Kaplan O. C., Arslan D. B., Cengiz S., Kicik A., Erdogdu E., Hatay G. H., ...More

21st National Biomedical Engineering Meeting (BIYOMUT), İstanbul, Turkey, 24 November - 26 December 2017 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to specify biomarkers of Parkinson's disease mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI) based on fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) maps obtained from diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI). T1 and diffusion weighted MR images collected from 27 cognitively normal Parkinson's disease (PD-CN), 32 mild cognitively impaired Parkinson's disease (PD-MCI), and 18 healthy control (HC) volunteers, at a clinical 3T MR scanner, were processed using FMRIB Software Library (FSL)'s toolboxes. Average regional values of FA and MD maps and tract based spatial statistics (TBSS) were utilized to define statistically significant differences between the participant subject groups.