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Magnetic resonance imaging of Parkinsonism

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Abstract

We have analyzed magnetic resonance images in 33 patients; 18 patients with Parkinson's disease, 1 patient with diurnally fluctuating progressive dystonia, 1 patient with pure akinesia, 6 patients with multiple system atrophy, 1 patient with flunarizine induced parkinsonism, and 4 patients with unclassified parkinsonism. The MR images were obtained using a 1.5-T GE MR System. A spin-echo pulse sequence was used with a TE of 30 msec and 80 msec and a TR of 2000 msec. No signal abnormalities were seen in any patient with Parkinson's disease but 3 showed slightly decreased signal intensity of the putamen on T2-weighted sequences. Patients with diurnally fluctuating progressive dystonia and pure akinesia evidensed no abnormal findings. All six patients with multiple system atrophy demonstrated decreased signal intensity of the putamen, particularly along their lateral and posterior portions, and an enlarged substantia nigra. Atrophy of the pons and cerebellum was detected in all cases with multiple system atrophy. One case of flunarizine induced parkinsonism showed slightly decreased signal intensity of the putamen. Four cases of unclassified parkinsonism showed decreased signal in the putamen on T2-weighted sequences. Magnetic resonance imaging has the potential to become a useful diagnostic tool in the management of parkinsonism. (author).
Authors:
Mukai, Eiichiro; [1]  Makino, Naoki; Fujishiro, Kenichiro
  1. National Hospital of Nagoya (Japan)
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1989
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
JPN-89-013330; EDB-89-162424
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Rinsho Shinkeigaku; (Japan); Journal Volume: 29:6
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BRAIN; NMR IMAGING; ATROPHY; IMAGES; NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; PATIENTS; SPIN-SPIN RELAXATION; BODY; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; NERVOUS SYSTEM; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RELAXATION; 550602* - Medicine- External Radiation in Diagnostics- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
5515406
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0009-918X; CODEN: RISHB
Submitting Site:
JPN
Size:
Pages: 720-725
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Mukai, Eiichiro, Makino, Naoki, and Fujishiro, Kenichiro. Magnetic resonance imaging of Parkinsonism. Japan: N. p., 1989. Web.
Mukai, Eiichiro, Makino, Naoki, & Fujishiro, Kenichiro. Magnetic resonance imaging of Parkinsonism. Japan.
Mukai, Eiichiro, Makino, Naoki, and Fujishiro, Kenichiro. 1989. "Magnetic resonance imaging of Parkinsonism." Japan.
@misc{etde_5515406,
title = {Magnetic resonance imaging of Parkinsonism}
author = {Mukai, Eiichiro, Makino, Naoki, and Fujishiro, Kenichiro}
abstractNote = {We have analyzed magnetic resonance images in 33 patients; 18 patients with Parkinson's disease, 1 patient with diurnally fluctuating progressive dystonia, 1 patient with pure akinesia, 6 patients with multiple system atrophy, 1 patient with flunarizine induced parkinsonism, and 4 patients with unclassified parkinsonism. The MR images were obtained using a 1.5-T GE MR System. A spin-echo pulse sequence was used with a TE of 30 msec and 80 msec and a TR of 2000 msec. No signal abnormalities were seen in any patient with Parkinson's disease but 3 showed slightly decreased signal intensity of the putamen on T2-weighted sequences. Patients with diurnally fluctuating progressive dystonia and pure akinesia evidensed no abnormal findings. All six patients with multiple system atrophy demonstrated decreased signal intensity of the putamen, particularly along their lateral and posterior portions, and an enlarged substantia nigra. Atrophy of the pons and cerebellum was detected in all cases with multiple system atrophy. One case of flunarizine induced parkinsonism showed slightly decreased signal intensity of the putamen. Four cases of unclassified parkinsonism showed decreased signal in the putamen on T2-weighted sequences. Magnetic resonance imaging has the potential to become a useful diagnostic tool in the management of parkinsonism. (author).}
journal = {Rinsho Shinkeigaku; (Japan)}
volume = {29:6}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1989}
month = {Jun}
}