Current diagnostic approaches to MND rely heavily upon the history of present illness and neurocognitive testing with functional neuroimaging playing a minimal role. The use of fMRI as a clinical tool has been limited due to the lack of a standardized protocol of cognitive testing appropriate for the scanning environment and lack of normalized data to which the individual patient can be compared.
This publication explores:
- The role of fNCI and Notus NeuroCogs in diagnosis and assessment.
- Case studies of four patients and their assessment of MND.
- Standardization and verification of normative data and its role in assessing MND in individual patients.
- Using imaging to increase clinical capability of fMRI in assessment of MND.
- Using this diagnostic technology to help make better decisions in treatment and rehabiliation.