Home > Riviste > The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging > Fascicoli precedenti > The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2012 February;56(1) > The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2012 February:56(1):68-82

ULTIMO FASCICOLO
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Estratti

THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING

Rivista di Medicina Nucleare e Imaging Molecolare


A Journal on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Affiliated to the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and to the International Research Group of Immunoscintigraphy
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 2,481


eTOC

 

REVIEWS  THE IMPACT OF MOLECULAR IMAGING ON THE MANAGEMENT OF MOVEMENT DISORDERS


The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2012 February:56(1):68-82

Copyright © 2012 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

New developments of dopaminergic imaging in Parkinson’s disease

Varrone A., Halldin C.

Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Centre for Psychiatry Research, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden


PDF  


The development of radioligands for the dopaminergic system has provided suitable imaging biomarkers for clinical research in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related movement disorders. Single photon emission tomography (SPECT) has played an important role as main molecular imaging modality because of the availability of imaging tools such as dopamine transporter (DAT) radioligands for wide clinical use. At present, SPECT imaging of the DAT is the main diagnostic imaging procedure for the assessment of patients with parkinsonism. However, in the recent years positron emission tomography (PET) has become an important clinical diagnostic modality, mainly in oncology, due to the wide availability of PET/CT systems with improved imaging performance and to the use of 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose ([18F]FDG) as main diagnostic agent. In this context, further development of 18F-radioligands is of high interest for their potential utility in the clinical setting. This review will give a general overview on the development of SPECT and PET radioligands for the dopaminergic system and describe the potential advantages of developing 18F-labelled radioligands for imaging of the dopaminergic system in PD and related movement disorders.

inizio pagina

Publication History

Per citare questo articolo

Corresponding author e-mail

andrea.varrone@ki.se