Imaging technology to improve diagnostic of Parkinsonism
Parkinsonism is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder after Parkinson’s disease (PD), and 20 % of patients are diagnosed with atypical parkinsonisms (AP). AP tends to be therapy-resistant and presents a faster degeneration rate than PD. The EU-funded SYNPARK project is an interdisciplinary action that will investigate the value of the different imaging markers' modalities in various parkinsonism forms. Improving diagnostic accuracy is important now, when disease-modifying therapies are becoming available for PD. The research involves a multidisciplinary approach of the in vivo synaptic molecular brain assessment using positron emission tomography (PET), the whole-brain connectomics organisation using magnetic resonance imaging and the clinical validation of a new generation PET tracer in AP/PD.
Field of science
- /medical and health sciences
- /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/pets
- /engineering and technology/medical engineering/diagnostic imaging/magnetic resonance imaging
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