While history and examination will always remain the foundation of neurolog-
ical diagnosis, MRI and CT have now become the most important diagnostic
tests used by neurologists and neurosurgeons. These tests are critical not only
for confirming clinical diagnosis, but in many cases will give additional infor-
mation absolutely essential to patient care. Modern clinical diagnosis and treat-
ment of central nervous system disorders relies heavily upon neuroimaging. In
some cases, the optimal management of clinical problems affecting patients
with brain tumors, strokes, etc.
The field of movement disorders is relatively broad, encompassing disorders of increased
movement, such as tremors, dystonia, and tics, to disorders characterized by a
paucity of movement, such as Parkinson’s disease. Our understanding of the pathogenic
mechanisms and our treatment options are expanding at a rapid pace. This expansion
ranges from the medical and surgical advances in treating Parkinson’s disease to the flood
of genetic abnormalities that have now been found to cause various movement disorders.
Each population is to be valued and protected, although the planning for each will vary to different degrees. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the elderly population, and more specifically to those who live in retirement communities or congregate care settings. There is no question that the issues addressed apply to all those who are vulnerable, but the ways in which each issue is approached will differ.
The elderly easiest to locate are residents living in extended care congregate care settings.
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Huang, Yen and Lu (Chapter 18) review the role of SPECT in the diagnosis of
idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and its differentiation from other conditions
characterised by parkinsonisms such as dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and
vascular parkinsonism. Accurate diagnosis is clearly critical for treatment and
prognosis, and the authors provide a very useful overview of recent developments in
dopamine transporter imaging which have led to important advances in this area.
Among all the clinical indications for which radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians,
neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists (and others examining disorders of
the brain) order and read brain PET scans, demand is greatest for those pertaining
to dementia and related disorders. This demand is driven by the sheer prevalence of
those conditions, coupled with the fact that the differential diagnosis for causes of
cognitive impairment is wide and often difficult to distinguish clinically.