Comparison between visual assessment of dopaminergic degeneration pattern and semi-quantitative ratio calculations in patients with Parkinson's disease and Atypical Parkinsonian syndromes using DaTSCAN® SPECT.


OBJECTIVE To verify if (123)I-FP-CIT, DaTSCAN(®) can differentiate early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD) as well as patients with Atypical Parkinsonian syndromes (APS) from manifest Parkinson's disease. METHODS 128 consecutive patients were investigated with (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT during a 4-year period. All patients were diagnosed according to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12149-014-0878-x


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