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Abstract #3672

MR Imaging of Parkinson Disease: Review of Conventional and Advanced Techniques

Koji Kamagata1, Masaaki Hori1, Keigo Shimoji1, Michimasa Suzuki1, Atsushi Nakanishi1, Hiroyuki Tomiyama2, Yumiko Motoi2, Issei Fukunaga3, Humitaka Kumagai1, Nobutaka Hattori2, Shigeki Aoki1

1Department of Radiology, Juntendo university, Tokyo, Japan; 2Department of Neurology, Juntendo university, Tokyo, Japan; 3Department of Radiology, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

Conventional MR imaging of Parkinson disease (PD) is frequently normal or nonspecific. However, advanced MR techniques, such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI), and arterial spin labeling (ASL) allow us to evaluate changes related to the pathophysiology of PD. The purpose of this exhibit is to review the conventional and advanced MR imaging of PD and to present some new data from ASL and DKI studies of PD.