The diagnosis of Parkinson’s is primarily clinical. However, where there is uncertainty, presynaptic dopaminergic imaging may help establish the correct diagnosis. The main technique is FP-CIT SPECT, also known as DaTSCAN. This identifies the dopamine transporter.
- Care strategies
- Service improvement
- Technology and digital health
- All professions
- Care manager
- Care worker
- Doctor (Geriatrician)
- Doctor (GP)
- Doctor (Neurologist)
- Doctor (Other)
- Healthcare Assistant
- Nurse (other)
- Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
- Occupational therapist
- Social care assessor
- Social worker
- Speech and language therapist
This clinical summary and 7 associated critically appraised topics are in need of review. They have been moved to the Excellence Network resource library on Basecamp (online platform) until they can be reviewed.
|CAT 1: Accuracy||CAT 5: Uptake pattern|
|CAT 2: Prognosis||CAT 6: Drug interactions|
|CAT 3: Cost-effectiveness||CAT 7: Neurogenetic parkinsonian conditions|
|CAT 4: Applications|
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