Peter Mannfolk1, Markus Nilsson2, Sebastian Palmqvist3, Lennart Minthon3, Pia Maly Sundgren1, Oskar Hansson3
1Center for Medical Imaging and Physiology, Skne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden; 2Dept. of Medical Radiation Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; 3Clinical Memory Research Unit, Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malm, Sweden
Treatment of Alzheimers disease (AD) depends upon markers to identify disease at a very early stage. Associations between cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers and incipient AD have been established, and in this work, we investigated functional connectivity within the default mode network (DMN) in patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The patients were characterized in terms of exhibiting non-pathological or pathological CSF biomarkers, and resting state fMRI data was investigated with respect to corresponding differences in connectivity. The findings of the study indicate that connectivity of hippocampus with other nodes of the DMN is altered between the two sub groups.