PET studies in progressive supranuclear palsy

  • D. J. Brooks
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementa book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 42)


Functional imaging (PET and SPECT) can be used to noninvasively demonstrate the patterns of metabolic and dopaminergic dysfunction associated with progressive supranuclear palsy. In this chapter the findings of published functional imaging studies are reviewed and the value of PET for distinguishing between the various degenerative causes of parkinsonism is discussed.


Positron Emission Tomography Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 18FDG Positron Emission Tomography Positron Emission Tomography Study Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Cyclotron UnitHammersmith HospitalLondonUK

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