Brain Scan Can Predict The Course Of Parkinson's Disease

October 9, 2012

The DaTscan, a special type of dopamine transporter imaging brain scan, may help doctors predict how a newly diagnosed patient's Parkinson's disease will progress, researchers from the University of Rochester reported in the journal Movement Disorders.

The authors explained that this brain scan can identify which Parkinson's patients are at risk of severe disease, thus enabling doctors to better manage and treat their symptoms.