Takashi Yoshiura1, Akio Hiwatashi1, Koji Yamashita1, Hironori Kamano1, Yukihisa Takayama1, Eiki Nagao1, Tuvshinjargal Dashjamts1, Hiroshi Honda1
1Department of Clinical Radiology,
We measured mean diffusivities (MD) in subcortical white matter (WM) in 78 different cortical regions using an atlas-based mapping method in 33 patients with Alzheimerfs disease (AD) and 28 healthy control subjects to determine whether the topographical pattern of the diffusion abnormalities can be used to diagnose AD. Uni-variate analysis in which discrimination was attempted based on MD in the single region resulted in the accuracy of 88.5 %. Multi-variate analysis in which a linear discriminant function based on MDs from multiple cortical regions increased the accuracy up to 96.7 %.