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Table 6 Imaging results, derived from short and long intervals between clinical onset of symptoms and PET/MR examination, and their corresponding clinical diagnoses

From: Comparison of 6-[18F]FDOPA PET with Nigrosome 1 detection in patients with parkinsonism

Short interval (≤ 2 years) Imaging modality Imaging result abnormal Imaging result normal Number of patients (total) Clinical diagnosis
  6-[18F]FDOPA PET 12 0 12 IPS
  6 0 6 APS
  1 7 8 Non-PS
  N1 11 1 12 IPS
  4 2 6 APS
  1 7 8 Non-PS
Long interval (> 2 years) Imaging modality Imaging result abnormal Imaging result normal Number of patients (total) Clinical diagnosis
  6-[18F]FDOPA PET 6 0 6 IPS
  1 2 3 APS
  0 8 8 Non-PS
  N1 6 0 6 IPS
  1 2 3 APS
  3 5 8 Non-PS