If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, how do you know the diagnosis is right?
According to recent research, Parkinsonian Syndrome (PS) is misdiagnosed about 25% of the time. Simply having tremors does not mean you have PS. CereScan is now a provider of GE Healthcare’s DaTscanTM procedure, which is a new type of scan recently approved by the FDA.
The DaTscanTM procedure is done with CereScan’s SPECT imaging camera and provides strong evidence of the presence or absence of PS. There are several other movement disorders that are sometimes confused with PS. DaTscanTM evaluates dopamine levels in your brain and your doctor will use the results in combination with clinical data to generate a more accurate diagnosis.
If you think you or someone you love may be affected by Parkinson’s or would like to get a clearer determination of PS, simply fill out the form below and one of our dedicated staff members will get back to you shortly.
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Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that afflicts over one million Americans. Historically, movement disorders have primarily been diagnosed through clinical examinations, which are often inconclusive and can result in misdiagnosis. Many patients who are currently being treated for Parkinson’s do not, in fact, have it. At CereScan, we use the DaTscanTM procedure to help distinguish between Parkinsonian Syndrome (PS) and other movement disorders such as ataxia, dystonia, essential tremors, Lewy Body dementia, and drug-induced parkinsonism. The DaTscanTM shows how dopamine, a neurotransmitter, is distributed in your brain.
If you are on medications to treat PS and don’t actually have PS, the side effects may be significant and serious. If you think this might be the case, it’s time to get a clearer assessment. The results of the DaTscanTM will help your doctor in prescribing the proper treatment regimen. If you do not have PS, CereScan can conduct additional testing to determine what may be causing your symptoms.
We help remove the guesswork and bring clarity to your personal situation. An accurate diagnosis can allow you to better understand your condition and get off medications that may be causing negative side effects. You will be able to get proper treatment and receive the right medications to manage symptoms, if appropriate.
Knowing what is really wrong with you is always better than not knowing. Stop wondering. Find out today.