PET/SPECT Imaging During Dynamic Motor Control

  • Kazumi IsekiEmail author
  • Takashi Hanakawa
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU, volume 44)


Dynamic radioactive tracer-based techniques (SPECT/PET) are particularly well suited for the study of gait and posture. This chapter will describe these methods, their application to voluntary movements, and an overview of the neural correlates and underlying pathophysiology of neurological gait disorders.


Positron Emission Tomography Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Blood Oxygen Level Dependent Supplementary Motor Area Treadmill Walking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Neurology and Cognitive NeuroscienceTohoku University Graduate School of MedicineAoba-ku, SendaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Imaging, Integrative Brain Imaging CenterNational Center of Neurology and PsychiatryKodairaJapan

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