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.


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

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Martin Hüllner, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Vice Director of Department, Department of Nuclear Medicine

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Specialties: Research group: Hybrid and molecular tumor imaging, PET/CT and PET/MR, SPECT/CT

Cäcilia Mader, Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Tel. +41 43 253 88 02

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