123I-Metaiodobenzylguanidine Myocardial Scintigraphy in Lewy Body-Related Disorders: A Literature Review

@inproceedings{Chung2015123IMetaiodobenzylguanidineMS,
  title={123I-Metaiodobenzylguanidine Myocardial Scintigraphy in Lewy Body-Related Disorders: A Literature Review},
  author={Eun Joo Chung and Sang Jin Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of movement disorders},
  year={2015}
}
Lewy body-related disorders are characterized by the presence of Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites, which have abnormal aggregations of α-synuclein in the nigral and extranigral areas, including in the heart. (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy is a well-known tool to evaluate cardiac sympathetic denervation in the Lewy body-related disorders. MIBG scintigraphy showed low uptake of MIBG in the Lewy body-related disorders, including Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, pure… CONTINUE READING
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