When is a fluorodopa positron emission tomography (PET) scan indicated in the preoperative evaluation of patients with Parkinson disease (PD)?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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A fluorodopa positron emission tomography (PET) scan may be performed in the unusual circumstance of diagnostic uncertainty. A medical evaluation is performed to determine the patient's general fitness for surgery.


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