Even though imaging may help clinicians to confirm a parkinsonism diagnosis when there is suspicion of another cause it cannot distinguish parkinsons disease from other causes of parkinsonism ultimately these imaging techniques are only useful in the context of an experienced physicians clinical assessment and only in select cases . Imaging approaches to parkinson disease david j brooks mrc clinical sciences centre and division of neuroscience and mental health faculty of medicine imperial college hammersmith hospital london united kingdom. To date the most frequently used parkinsons disease pd biomarkers are the brain imaging measures of dopaminergic dysfunction using positron emission tomography and single photon emission computed tomography however major advances have occurred in the development of magnetic resonance imaging . Traditional brain imaging with ct and mri scans do not show changes in the brain when someone has parkinsons disease and are generally not helpful in diagnosis. Diagnosing parkinsons diagnosis of parkinsons imaging studies to evaluate parkinsons disease and parkinsonian syndromes include magnetic resonance imaging mri which examines the structure of the brain and datscan an imaging test approved by the food and drug administration fda to detect the dopamine function in the brain
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