Parkinson's:
Diagnostic Imaging
CT / MRI / fMRI / PET / SPECT



Topic 04: parkinson's & diagnostic imaging links
This site contains education and research URL's bookmarked by a Parkinson's patient. Nothing you read in these pages should be considered an endorsement or medical advice.


Diagnostic Tests for Neurological Disorders
http://www.ohsuhealth.com/neuro/tests.asp

RSNA: DaTSCAN Plus Imaging Pinpoints Diagnosis In Parkinson's Disease
http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/news...

All Scans May Be Normal
http://subtlebraininjury.com/normalimaging.html

Basic Types of Diagnostic Tests
http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/texts/guide/toc/toc12.html

Tests & Procedures
http://www.intelihealth.com/...

CT Resources
http://subtlebraininjury.com/resourcesct.html

MRI - An Overview
http://www.quintemri.on.ca/products.htm

MRI - Frequently Asked Questions - (FAQ's)
http://www.quintemri.on.ca/faqs.htm

The Basics of MRI
http://www.cis.rit.edu/htbooks/mri/inside.htm

MRI Screening Questions
http://www.cons-rad.com/edds.htm

Exams & Preparations
http://www.cons-rad.com/exams.htm

MRI - Information
http://www.wsimaging.com/index.html

Links to MRI Sites of Interest
http://www.snidd.org/MRISites.htm

Your MRI Exam
http://www.cis.rit.edu/htbooks/mri/chap-13/chap-13.htm

MRI Resources
http://subtlebraininjury.com/resourcesmri.html

EEG (Electoencephalogram) Resources
http://subtlebraininjury.com/resourceseeg.html

Autoradiogram
http://www.parkinson.org/autoradi.htm

Nuclear Pharmacy
http://nuclearpharmacy.uams.edu/
http://nuclearpharmacy.uams.edu/instit.html
http://nuclearpharmacy.uams.edu/nicki.html
http://nuclearpharmacy.uams.edu/onmis.html

Dopamine Transporter and SPECT Imaging:
A Tool to Monitor Parkinson's Disease
http://www.parkinson.org/spect.htm

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Parkinson's disease
http://www.parkinson.org/pet&pd.htm

Imaging The Brain In Parkinson’s Disease
http://www.bcma.org/BCMJ/April2001/PDImaging.asp

Positron Emission Tomography Centers
http://www.aapm.org/pet/

Society of Nucleur Imaging in Drug Development
A Very Interesting Site... Check All The Hyper-Links!
http://www.snidd.org/

PET Imaging: TRIUMF: Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
http://www.triumf.ca/welcome/index.html
http://www.triumf.ca/welcome/petscan.html

The UBC/TRIUMF PET Program
http://www.triumf.ca/pethome/intro.htm

Brain Research Centre - THE UBC/TRIUMF PET Program
http://www.brain.ubc.ca/pet.htm

The UBC/TRIUMF PETTVI Retires!
http://www.triumf.ca/welcome/petscan_pettvi.html

TRI-X PET (copyright) Vancouver, Canada
http://www.tri-x.com/pet.html

National Institute of Health NMD/PET Dept.
http://www-pet.cc.nih.gov/

NIH Imaging Processing Facilities & Researchers
http://image.nih.gov/

NIH Centre for Information Technology
http://www.cit.nih.gov/home.asp

A Positron Emission Tomographic Study of Subthalamic
Nucleus Stimulation in Parkinson Disease
http://archneur.ama-assn.org/...

The REAL-PET Study:
Slower progression in Early Parkinson's Disease Treated with Ropinirole Compared with L-Dopa (Photos of PET scans for educational purposes)
http://www.parkinson.org/slowpropd.htm

How a Small Firm Pushed PET Scans
http://www.ami-imaging.org/news/...

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) - The Power of Molecular Imaging is a colorful 12 page brochure that describes positron emission tomography, its clinical uses and applications
http://www.nuc.ucla.edu/html_docs/frame_pet.html

RSNA: DaTSCAN Plus Imaging Pinpoints Diagnosis In Parkinson's Disease
http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/news...

Useful Internet Resources
http://www.nuc.ucla.edu/html_docs/links/index.html

The Society of Nuclear Imaging in Drug Development (SNIDD) is an all volunteer, educational organization which has the goal of increasing the appropriate use of non-invasive, imaging technology as tools in drug research and development
http://www.snidd.org/

PET Centers that use [F-18]Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)
http://www.snidd.org/petsearchresults.cfm?radiotracerid=38

PET Centers that use 6-[F-18]fluoro-L-DOPA
http://www.snidd.org/petsearchresults.cfm?radiotracerid=39

FDG is widely used in the assessment of cancer and other diseases.

F-dopa is used in the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with Parkinson's disease. 18 F-dopa - PET is the most commonly applied radiotracer for the study of presynaptic dopaminergic function in the basal ganglia in Parkinsonism
http://www.wmrc.com/businessbriefing/pdf/healthcare2002/book/zaidi.pdf

Links to MRI Sites of Interest
http://www.snidd.org/MRISites.htm

Links to Pacific Rim Sites of Interest
http://www.snidd.org/Pacific.htm

Links to North American Sites of Interest
http://www.snidd.org/American.htm

Links to European Sites of Interest
http://www.snidd.org/European.htm

Links to Societies Sites of Interest
http://www.snidd.org/Societies.htm

National PET Scan Management
http://www.nationalpetscan.com/index.htm

About PET
http://www.nationalpetscan.com/petref.htm

TUTORIAL: Clinical PET - Neurology
http://www.crump.ucla.edu/...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration • Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
PET: F-DOPA Literatures [MASTER INDEX]
http://www.fda.gov/cder/regulatory/pet/728f18dopa.htm

U.S. Food and Drug Administration • Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Related Documents
http://www.fda.gov/cder/regulatory/pet/

Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre - Research Groups - Pet Imaging (Neurology) Research
http://www.csc.mrc.ac.uk/ResearchGroups/...

Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre - Research Groups - Pet Imaging (Neurology) Recent Publications
http://www.csc.mrc.ac.uk/ResearchGroups/...

Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem - Patient Information on PET Scan Procedures
http://www.hadassah.org.il/departments/pet/PATIENT.HTML

GE Medical Systems - PET Imaging
http://www.gemedicalsystems.com/...

GE Medical Systems - PETZone - Education
http://www.gemedicalsystems.com/...

COMTAN Entacapone
http://www.comtan.com/content/SiteMap.htm

Virtual Professor
This video series presents a unique opportunity to learn about new advances in providing care and management for Parkinson's disease patients, and the role of COMTAN. Content includes highlights of presentations given by leading physicians in Parkinson's disease
http://www.comtan.com/content/dr_VirtualProfessor.htm

About Parkinson's Disease - SPECT/PET Scan
http://www3.health-center.com/body/...

Study - PET Scanning in Parkinson's Disease
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/...

VA PET Center Closing - Financial Impact
http://pet.med.va.gov:8080/closing/financial.html

VA PET Center Closing - Recommended Options for the Future - from the final report of the site visit
http://pet.med.va.gov:8080/closing/fletcher.html

AAN: Ropinirole May Retard Disease Progression in Parkinson's Disease Patients
http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/21516E.htm

Welcome to Luis' PET Scan Page
http://hometown.aol.com/louie2u/Page2.html

Let's Play PET!
http://www.crump.ucla.edu/software/lpp/

PET, Positron Emission Spectrometry
http://www.emory.edu/CHEMISTRY/justice/seminar/pet.htm

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medical Policy Manual
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for Miscellaneous Applications
http://www.bcbst.com/MPManual/Positron_Emission_Tomography.htm

Positron Emission Tomography
http://www.students.wfu.edu/joneje01/

Brain & Neurological Disorders
http://www.1uphealth.com/medical/...

Brain & Neurological Disorders - Parkinson's disease
http://www.1uphealth.com/medical/...

Parkinson's disease - Biomarkers
http://www.1uphealth.com/medical/...

Parkinson's disease - Neuroimaging
http://www.1uphealth.com/medical/...

Brain Imaging to Assess the Effects of Dopamine Agonists on Progression of Parkinson Disease
http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n3/ffull/jlt0717-1.html

PET Scan Resources
http://subtlebraininjury.com/resourcespet.html

Imaging Links
http://medweb.bham.ac.uk/http/depts/...

Positron Emission Tomography and Parkinson's Disease
http://www.parkinson.org/pet&pd.htm

Dopamine Transporter and Spect Imaging:
A Tool to Monitor Parkinson's Disease
http://www.parkinson.org/spect.htm

MGH Positron Emission Tomography Laboratory
http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/pet-hp.htm

Nuclear Medicine Media Book
http://www.crump.ucla.edu/NM-Mediabook/

P E T   Whole Body Atlas
http://www.crump.ucla.edu/WBA/
http://www.crump.ucla.edu/WBA/HTML/index.html

Let's Play PET
http://www.crump.ucla.edu/software/lpp/lpphome.html

P E T   Brain Atlas
http://www.crump.ucla.edu/PBA/
http://www.crump.ucla.edu/PBA/HTML/index.html

Nuclear Medicine - The Media Book
http://www.crump.ucla.edu:8801/NM-Mediabook/

Atlas of Brain Perfusion SPECT
A visual guide to brain anatomy, physiology and pathology through SPECT imaging. Includes general tutorials, normal anatomy, and cases demonstrating neuropsychiatric disorders, substance abuse, dementias, brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease, and more...
http://brighamrad.harvard.edu/

The Whole Body Atlas - Nervous System - Groups of Nerves
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/...

Medical Imaging: Current status and future perspectives
http://www.unesco.org/webworld/...

Glossary of Neurological Diagnostic Tests
http://www.neurosurgery.org/...



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