Brain iron increases with age and is abnormally elevated early in the disease process in several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease. MRI can be used to measure brain ferritin iron to target high-risk populations prior to symptom onset.
Annals New York Academy of Sciences 2004 Mar;1012:224-36.
Posted on Wed, October 21, 2009
by David Garrison