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What tests should be done for parkisons disease?

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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Posted on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hi, I would like to have your recommendation between the below two test of parkisons, as well as where can be founded in XXXXXXX Also about the side effect of your recommended one.
Brain TRODAT Scan
Floura Dopa PET
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Both procedures are relatively free of sideeffects

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I have carefully read your query and understand your query,

Brain TRODAT and floura dopa pet scan are recent imaging modalities for early detection of parkinson's disease.

TRODAT scan is performed by injecting technetium 99 isotope into the circulation and obtaining images of brain between 165 and 195 min after injecting using a SPECT brain imaging (by gamma ray camera).

These pictures reflect the amount of uptake of the isotope in the regions of brain concerned with Parkinson's disease -Nigrostriatal pathway.

Specific uptake in these regions is calculated and compared with other side of the brain as well as with the healthy volunteers and scores are given.

No remarkable adverse reactions are found either in healthy volunteers or in Parkinson's disease patients during or after procedure.

Fluorodopa pet scan also involves injecting of isotope 18FLURO-FDG .
It is a valid method of assessing the functional state of nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway.

It is particularly useful for studies requiring repeated measures like examinations of the course of the disease and the response to treatment.
It is also remarkably free of side effects.

These neuroimaging facilities are available at LELAVATI HOSPITALS, Bandra west XXXXXXX

I hope this info is helpful to you,
wish you a good health,
Thank you,
take care
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