Role Of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging In Diagnosis And Research Of Atypical Parkinsonian Syndromes

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A. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Mapping the functional consequences of neurodegeneration

Assessing the effect of therapeutic interventions

Monitoring disease progression

B. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)

Noninvasive characterization of regional abnormalities in tissue metabolism

Discrimination between PD and atypical parkinsonian syndromes

C. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI)

Probing for microstructural changes in the cerebral tissue (ADC-maps)

Mapping abnormalities in the organization of white matter tracts (DT-imaging)

PD, Parkinson's disease; ADC, apparent diffusion coefficient; DT, diffusion tensor.

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