Are Advanced Clinical Practitioners perfectly placed to re-report neuroimages to support clinical diagnosis of dementia?

Bradley, Danielle, Harrison, Joanna orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8963-7240, Goodall, Mark and Dobrashian, Richard (2023) Are Advanced Clinical Practitioners perfectly placed to re-report neuroimages to support clinical diagnosis of dementia? International Journal for Advancing Practice, 1 (3). ISSN 2753-5924

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.12968/ijap.2023.1.3.146

Abstract

With the ageing population, the prevalence of dementia is increasing worldwide. There is an emphasis on early, timely diagnosis and treatment options for people with a dementia yet wait times from referral to diagnosis have increased. Neuroimaging performed by radiologists is utilised to support dementia diagnosis and some patients will already have a CT scan from a pre-existing condition such as stroke. The purpose of this commentary is to consider whether ACPs who specialise in dementia, are perfectly placed to re-report on pre-existing neuroimages to support the clinical diagnosis of dementia.


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