The main reason for imaging is to identify and rule out pathologies other than dementia of the Alzheimers' type and Vascular dementia; we would recommend brain CT scanning if there are one or more of the following in addition to cognitive decline (for example a MOCA score of less than 26 or similar decline using validated assessment tools):
If a CT is indicated an eReferral can be made via BestPractice.
For further advice regarding diagnostic difficulties or other clinical concerns please send in an "Advice only" referral to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board Memory Service/HIA depending on clinical presentation.
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