Dopamine transporter imaging and SPECT in diagnostic work-up of Parkinson's disease: a decision-analytic approach.

@article{Dodel2003DopamineTI,
  title={Dopamine transporter imaging and SPECT in diagnostic work-up of Parkinson's disease: a decision-analytic approach.},
  author={Richard C. Dodel and H. H{\"o}ffken and Jens Carsten M{\"o}ller and Bernhard Bornschein and Thomas Klockgether and Thomas Behr and Wolfgang Hermann Oertel and Uwe Siebert},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 Suppl 7},
  pages={S52-62}
}
As a diagnostic test for patients with suspected Parkinson's disease (PD), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) using [(123)I]FP-CIT tracer has better sensitivity but is more expensive than regular clinical examination (CE). Our objective was to evaluate the clinical and economic impacts of different diagnostic strategies involving [(123)I]FP-CIT SPECT. We developed a decision tree model to predict adequate treatment-month equivalents (ATME), costs, and incremental cost… CONTINUE READING

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