Glucose metabolism in small subcortical structures in Parkinson's disease
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Evidence from experimental animal models of Parkinson's disease (PD) suggests a characteristic pattern of metabolic perturbation in discrete, very small basal ganglia structures. These structures are generally too small to allow valid investigation by conventional positron emission tomography (PET) cameras. However, the high-resolution research tomograph (HRRT) PET system has a resolution of 2 mm, sufficient for the investigation of important structures such as the pallidum and thalamic subnuclei.
|Journal||Acta Neurologica Scandinavica|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - May 2012|
- Aged, Brain, Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Case-Control Studies, Female, Glucose, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Parkinson Disease, Positron-Emission Tomography