Blog Category: Parkinson’s Disease

New Imaging Shows Brain Structures Affected by Parkinson’s Disease

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique allows scientists to see what was previously theorized – the degeneration of two brain structures affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Developed at MIT a technique which combines several types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), …

Widespread Brain Atrophy Detected in Parkinson’s Disease

According to a study published in Archives of Neurology, atrophy in the hippocampus, the region of the brain known for memory formation and storage, is evident in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with cognitive impairment, including early decline known as …

Reorganization of Motor System in Parkinson’s Disease

A study in European Neurology suggests that the human brain in Parkinson’s Disease(PD) tries to compensate for the failure of the basal ganglia motor loop by employing alternative (ipsilateral) motor pathways, indicating that a complex reorganization can also take place …

New Imaging Test Gives Physicians A Tool to Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

A new diagnostic imaging technique, gives physicians the first objective test to evaluate patients for Parkinsonian syndromes, such as Parkinson’s disease. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is among the first institutions in the country to offer DaTscan™, the only FDA-approved imaging …