Standards for determining the vascular contribution to neurodegeneration

Joanna Wardlaw (MRC), Martin Dichgans (DZNE), Dr Eric Smith (CIHR)

Neurodegeneration during ageing is commonly associated with certain features of small vessel disease (SVD) that can be observed with neuroimaging methods. The terminology and definitions used to describe these imaging features vary widely, impairing clinical characterisation and the comparison of different research studies. Research in this project aims to create expert consensus on these specifications for SVD neuroimaging, as well as create standards for image acquisition, analysis and reporting.