Introducing NeuroQuant

M1 Imaging Center recently became the only MRI center in Michigan offering NeuroQuant brain MRI software, which improves the detection and treatment of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

When patients complain of memory loss, sleeplessness, forgetfulness, anxiety or other symptoms affiliated with brain injury, an MRI combined with NeuroQuant provides quantitative measurements to offer a clear picture of patient situations. NeuroQuant precisely measures brain atrophy (shrinkage) by measuring the hippocampus and other brain structures that usually shrink when a patient has certain conditions affecting the brain.

NeuroQuant technology scans for MRI

Physicians use NeuroQuant reports, along with their clinical impressions, to strengthen their diagnoses and prognosis. Such objective data provides physicians a clear picture of volume loss on the brain, so they can accurately develop treatment plans and sometimes catch neurodegeneration in early stages.

“Diagnosing brain injury is so important because one brain injury compounds the likelihood of future neurodegenration,” says Joshua Katke, MHSA, Chief Administrator & CEO of M1 Imaging.

“Whether it’s a concussion sustained during a school sport event or impact from a car accident, mild injury to the brain is incredibly hard to detect without the right technology. Repetitive concussions or brain injuries increases the likelihood that a person will eventually develop Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative conditions– which is why we must get on top of the situation as soon as it happens to determine treatment and minimize repeat injury.”alzheimer's disease and MRI

Persistent symptoms that worsen over time can signify serious health problems. MRI can determine the reason behind symptoms associated with aging, dementia and brain injury, including concussion.

“Doctors ask clinical questions, and we take images to provide information that physicians can’t get elsewhere,” says Katke. “In partnership, we can determine what’s going on and how to treat it.”

“Adding NeuroQuant to our MRI toolbox fits perfectly with how we view imaging and health care today,” Katke notes. “We created M1 in 2014 with a vision for providing a comfortable, outpatient setting with the best MRI technology available in the state. We can’t have true health until we understand clearly what’s going on behind a person’s symptoms.”