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DaTSCAN SPECT (Neurodegeneration)

With the DaTScan®, like with 18F-DOPA, the presynaptic integrity of the dopaminergic system can be examined. In particular, it can be used to differentiate between essential tremor and other movement disorders with neurogeneration.

DaTScan® bei einem Patienten mit Parkinson'scher Erkrankung
Figure: DaTScan® in a patient with Parkinson’s disease, the tracer is only recorded in the caudate, the putamen shows no storage. The DaTScan examination is carried out with SPECT technology and takes about 1 hour.

Indications

For the question of “essential tremor vs other movement disorders with neurogeneration”, the examination is paid by the health insurance companies.

Details see PDF, page 105ff

Responsible doctors

Martin Hüllner, PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Deputy Clinic Director, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Diagnostic Neuroradiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncological, neurological and musculoskeletal imaging
Tel. +41 44 255 25 80

Cäcilia Mader, Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Neuroradiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncological, neurological and musculoskeletal hybrid imaging
Tel. +41 43 253 88 02

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