Leukoaraiosis in Subcortical Ischemic Vascular Disease and Alzheimer's Disease: The messages beneath and beyond

時間地點:02:00 pm, Apr 19 (Mon), 2021; R1-B1122 Conference Room

研討講者:Dr. Min-Chien Tu

March 11, 2021



“Leukoaraiosis” is a term collectively representing morphological changes within the white matter, and has been used interchangeably with “white matter hyperintensities” as identified from the conventional magnetic resonance imaging. While the appearance of leukoaraiosis often triggers clinicians’ attempt in exploring relevant neurological deficits, leukoaraiosis may not always be cognitively-nocuous as its existence is fairly prevalent among middle-aged subjects with normal cognition. Given that Alzheimer’s disease and subcortical ischemic vascular disease constitute the majority of dementia population, the current speech would briefly review the impact of leukoaraiosis in these two dementia subtypes, particularly in neuropsychological and neuroimaging perspectives.  

Dr. Min-Chien Tu

Neurology Department

Tzu Chi Medical Hospital


         Education1999/9-2006/6   National Cheng Kung University Medical College
                             2018/9- present  The Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and                                                                                              Bioinformatics,National Taiwan University (Ph D candidate since

         Academic Appointment2014 - present  Lecturer of Tzu Chi University, certificated by the Ministry

                                                   of Education, Taiwan.
         Employment Record     2006-2011    KCGMH, Neurology Department
                                                   2011-present  TCMH, Neurology Department
         Professional Affiliations:     Taiwan Neurological Society, Taiwan Dementia Society (TDS)
         Professional Activities  Recommended Dementia Specialist in TD Associate Editors and Editorial

                                                   Board Member (Dementia Section), BMC Neurology, Springer Nature, UK

            Research InterestNeurobehavior and Neuroimaging