Koji Kamagata1, Masaaki Hori2, Michimasa Suzuki2, Keigo Shimoji Shimoji2, Atsushi Nakanishi2, Yumiko Motoi3, Shigeki Aoki2
1Department of Radiology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Chuo city, Japan; 2Department of Radiology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan; 3Department of Neurology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan
Conventional MR imaging of Parkinson disease (PD) is frequently normal or non-specific. However recent advanced MR techniques, such as Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI), Arterial spin labeling (ASL) allow us to evaluate changes related to the pathophysiology of PD. DTI shows changes of FA in the substantia nigra and some white matter tracts. ASL shows reduced CBF in the parieto-occipital lobe. The purpose of this exhibit is to review the conventional and advanced MR imaging of Parkinson disease and its related dementia.