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In parallel to the PET studies with biomarkers, efforts are made to visualize SP with MRI. In transgenic mice models developing cortical plaques, the MRI technique detects the plaques as areas of low signal . While preliminary results are promising, more data must be acquired before applying the method to MCI and early AD patients. Finally, indirect approaches focus on the detection of changes in serotonin or other neurotransmitter receptors as a result of cell death in hippocampus and entorhinal cortex.
Methodological difficulties should be also considered when interpreting these observations. From a strictly technical point of view, the first period of clinicopathological correlations in AD were based on lesion densities that are subject to major sampling biases. For instance, estimates of synaptic loss relied upon density measures and nonsystematic sampling based on two unwarranted assumptions, namely that the size of the region under analysis remains constant across diagnostic groups and that synaptic size does not change .
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