What is Quantitative Volumetric MRI?
Quantitative volumetric MRI (vMRI) is used by radiologists to aid the evaluation of neurodegeneration by identifying and analyzing brain structures. It provides supporting evidence in the form of brain measurements for detecting tissue damage and disease. Cortechs.ai cannot provide interpretations of volumetric MRI, diagnose, or provide reports for patients because our software is a clinical tool that accompanies a visual MRI read provided by a radiologist. For questions regarding your scan or to gain more clarity about your report, you may talk directly with your neurologists or radiologist.
The data provided by vMRI supplements the radiologist’s visual review of the MRI scan. This objective data can detect subtle abnormalities and changes that may otherwise be hard to see from a visual read. Through the combination of the software and the radiologist’s interpretation of both the visual read and the volumetric MRI report oftentimes results in earlier detection of neurodegenerative disease and can aid in effective treatment planning.
Why Should I Get a Volumetric MRI?
Volumetric MRI allows physicians to better evaluate patient cognitive complaints when compared to evaluating with the naked eye because of the quantitative evidence it provides. In addition to aiding accurate diagnoses and effective treatment evaluation, it can also aid in ruling out diseases that may mimic the appearance of others. A timely and accurate diagnosis is important when battling a neurodegenerative disease and choosing an effective treatment course. Volumetric MRI provides you and your physician with tangible evidence to do just that.
What is NeuroQuant?
NeuroQuant® is an FDA cleared quantitative volumetric MRI software that helps physicians detect and measure changes in the brain. This sophisticated, automated tool automatically segments and measures volumes of brain structures, then compares these volumes to population norms for the same age and sex. Physicians use NeuroQuant when making ongoing clinical assessments of changes in brain anatomy from diseases that cause neurodegeneration and brain shrinkage (atrophy), such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease and dementias, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy.
NeuroQuant returns a report(s) to the radiologist depending on the suspected condition(s) of concern to aid in diagnosis. After receiving the results from the radiologist, your neurologist will review the report(s) with you to help better understand your diagnosis.
What is LesionQuant?
LesionQuant™, most commonly used for multiple sclerosis evaluation, provides the same brain structure evaluation as NeuroQuant but also provides lesion analysis. Volumes and counts of new, enlarging, and shrinking lesions are available to aid physicians in disease progression monitoring and clinical treatment planning.
The software automatically segments and measures volumes of brain structures and lesions, then compares these volumes to population norms for the same age and sex. A LesionQuant report is returned directly to your radiologist to interpret along with a visual review of the MRI scan. After receiving the results from the radiologist, your neurologist will review the report with you to help better understand your diagnosis.
How Do I Get a NeuroQuant/LesionQuant Analysis?
NeuroQuant and LesionQuant analysis for MRI is available only by recommendation from a referring neurologist. If you believe our software could inform you or your loved one’s diagnosis, talk to a neurologist about volumetric MRI. If they do not currently work with an imaging center using our software, they can search for an imaging centers listed in our provider finder using the link below.