Reliability of MIBG myocardial scintigraphy in the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

@article{Nagayama2005ReliabilityOM,
  title={Reliability of MIBG myocardial scintigraphy in the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Hiroshi Nagayama and Makoto Hamamoto and Masayuki Ueda and Junichi Nagashima and Yasuo Katayama},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={249-51}
}
AIM To evaluate the reliability of [(123)I]meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) myocardial scintigraphy for diagnosing Parkinson's disease (PD). PATIENTS/METHODS A series of 391 outpatients showing one or more parkinsonian-like symptoms was longitudinally followed up for accurate clinical diagnosis. MIBG scintigraphy was performed in the patients and 10 normal controls of similar age. The heart to mediastinum uptake ratio was calculated in each person, and the values were considered abnormal if… CONTINUE READING
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