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NeuroGage is software that is based in NeuroQuant and extends the utility of Neuroquant in several important ways. NeuroQuant and NeuroGage are extremely valuable for finding objective evidence of brain injury or brain disease. NeuroGage and NeuroQuant analyses are based on brain MRI scans that can be performed at your local MRI scanning center but must be set up with the correct scanning parameters.
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What exactly is NeuroQuant?
NeuroQuant is software cleared by the US FDA for measuring MRI brain volume in human subjects. It can be used to inform your physician about abnormal brain structure that can underlie clinical symptoms, and progression of illness.
What is the difference between an MRI scan and a NeuroQuant analysis?
An MRI brain scan produces sequences that show the structures of the brain. NeuroQuant software can be used to measure the volume of the brain and many brain subregions, providing additional valuable information to you and your physician.
How long does a NeuroQuantable MRI take?
A brain MRI typically has several sequences. A sequence is based on a specific pattern of MRI scanner settings, which allow the physician to see different things in the brain. Obtaining the “NeuroQuantable” unique MRI sequence takes about 10 minutes in the scanner. Most patients will have additional sequences to perform, each lasting about 10 minutes, to look for other signs of brain injury or disease.
How It Works
NeuroQuant software processes data from a MRI brain scan to accurately measure volume of the brain and brain subregions, and compare them to established norms after adjusting for the effects of age, sex and intracranial volume. These measurements can determine which parts of the brain have shrunk, enlarged, or become asymmetric.
Do NeuroQuant® and NeuroGage® include analyses and interpretation?NeuroQuant and NeuroGage both include analyses, but only NeuroGage includes interpretation.
For NeuroQuant® and NeuroGage® analyses, will Dr. Ross have to see the patient?It depends. Sometimes Dr. Ross does not have to see the patient, in which case the patient would need an attending physician to request and receive the reports. In other cases, Dr. Ross sees the patient in order to have more clinical information to integrate with the brain volume findings.
Can we collaborate with a patient’s care team or expert?Yes, we like to do that in order to obtain the best possible outcomes for our patients.
How do facilities complete a NeuroQuantable MRI?To obtain a NeuroQuantable MRI, the physician needs to explicitly order a NeuroQuantable sequence as part of the MRI. Then the MRI technologist needs to know how to set up the MRI scanner exactly right in order to allow later NeuroQuant and NeuroGage analyses.
How long will the analyses take?The time frame depends on first our clinical staff’s availability, and second, when we receive all the required materials for an analysis.
What are the costs?Please contact us for our current costs.
What records can be incorporated?It depends. For NeuroGage Data Only analyses, we do not review the patient's clinical records. For NeuroGage analyses with Limited Interpretation, we include up to 20 pages of records. For NeuroGage analyses with Comprehensive Interpretation, we include all the patient's records
Where do I get a NeuroQuantable MRI sequence?Most MRI facilities are able to complete a NeuroQuantable MRI sequence. The facility must know the proper NeuroQuant scanner parameters in order to obtain the correct brain scan.
How does NeuroGage relate to NeuroQuant?NeuroQuant is the clinical gold standard for measuring MRI brain volume. NeuroGage extends the utility of NeuroQuant by focusing on specific methods and techniques relevant to our patient populations.