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Role of DaTSCAN and clinical diagnosis in Parkinson disease.

Important discussion, especially with an estimated cancer incidence of 1 on 7500 DaTSCANs. Neurology. 2012 Mar 6;78(10):696-701. Epub 2012 Feb 8. Role of DaTSCAN and clinical diagnosis in Parkinson disease. de la Fuente-Fernández R. Source Section of Neurology, Hospital A. Marcide, Ferrol, Spain. rfuente@medynet.com Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of DaTSCAN in the diagnosis of Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: Using the sensitivity and specificity values obtained in the 2 studies that recently led the US Food and Drug Administration to approve the use of … Continue reading

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