Introduction: Alzheimer’s disease is a common pathology of the modern world, especially with ageing populations. This is due to both hereditary components and as a result of numerous injuries to neuronal structures and components of the central nervous system. Therefore, research from multiple perspectives is necessary to discern the complex mechanisms that give rise to this neurodegenerative disease. One perspective is with the use of imaging, and this paper illustrates the usefulness of this approach.
Methodology: The material presented in this paper addresses the issues of the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease and its effects on nerve cells and changes to the central nervous system. In order to illustrate this, information relating to patients, in the form of CT images, are detailed.
Results: From an analysis of the imaging tests presented in this paper, it is noted that the changes occur on the structures of the central nervous system: brain, cerebella cortical brain sharp, periventricular white matter. Beside specific changes, CT exam shows other structures, such as paranasal sinuses, mastoid cells or orbits, do undergo change. Differentiating between these structures is important for diagnosis.
Conclusion: The changes taking place in relation to the central nervous system components have consequences on the patient’s life. The implication is that Alzheimer’s disease should be studied from different perspectives, including the studying of images to support clinical assessments. Imaging can aid the accuracy of diagnosis through the identification of specific areas and causes connection with particular types of dementia.Full text sources