In 1871, over 30 years before Alois Alzheimer published his seminal cases, James
Crichton - Browne may have been among the fi rst physicians to remark upon the
relationship between “ brain wasting ” and “ premature dotage ” in a letter to Charles
Darwin (Snyder & Pearn, 2007 ). Age - related mental deterioration as an entity had
been recognized virtually for recorded history (Boller et al., 2007 ; Mandell & Albert,
While history and examination will always remain the foundation of neurolog-
ical diagnosis, MRI and CT have now become the most important diagnostic
tests used by neurologists and neurosurgeons. These tests are critical not only
for confirming clinical diagnosis, but in many cases will give additional infor-
mation absolutely essential to patient care. Modern clinical diagnosis and treat-
ment of central nervous system disorders relies heavily upon neuroimaging. In
some cases, the optimal management of clinical problems affecting patients
with brain tumors, strokes, etc.
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), unlike conventional magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI), provides information on the brain’s chemical environment (rather than
neuroanatomical structure) and the data are most commonly presented as line spectra.
This capacity for determining brain metabolite concentrations provides the basis for
clinical investigation of, and differentiation between, neurological and neurosurgical
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