Source: Clinic for Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Münster
In my case, the diagnosis was “most likely” idiopathic Parkinson’s syndrome.
A clear indication that this procedure does not bring definitive diagnostic certainty either.
Nevertheless, one can and can assume that the combination of clinical and imaging diagnosis results in a very high hit rate.
If the dopamine test - i.e. the short-term high dose of L-DOPA - leads to a noticeable improvement in the symptoms, then you are on the dark side, but at least on the safe side.
|Here you can see one of my recordings.
The difference between the right and left side is clearly visible, although I was informed that the size of the difference does not yet provide a clear indication of the progression of the disease.
Finally, an important note:
The processes cited in this article and, above all, the rules of conduct relate exclusively to my own investigation. This may well differ for you and will be determined by your radiologist and explained in advance.
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