Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice – Chicago, Illinois, September 10, 2011
-Dr. Tanya Simuni, Director, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
The second Dopamine Transporter Imaging course in the U.S. was held in Chicago, IL, on September 10, 2011. Faculty and participants met at the Prentice Women’s Hospital, which is part of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s campus. In the morning session the course director, Dr. Tanya Simuni, gave an introductory talk on “Redefining Parkinson’s Disease” while Dr. John Seibyl, Dr. Danna Jennings and Dr. Nicolaas Bohnen covered the principles, analysis and perspective of Dopamine Transporter Imaging, the role of imaging in parkinson’s diagnosis and the role in late PD progression as well as in DLB and other degenerative disorders. The last talk of the morning session, by Dr. Satoshi Minoshima, was dedicated to complementary imaging technologies for differential diagnosis of PDD, DLB, AD and FTD’s.
The afternoon session began by covering some of the logistics of Dopamine Transporter Imaging, including and introduction for patient preparation, set-up and data acquisition with Dr. John Seibyl and Dr. William Spies; data processing and analysis with Dr. Satoshi Minoshima; and image interpretation and pattern recognition with Dr. Nicolaas Bohnen. The afternoon session ended with case study presentations by Dr. John Seibyl and Dr. Cynthia Comella and a lively discussion between faculty and participants regarding Dopamine Transporter Imaging.
The course had a total participation of 24 participants with 22 participants claiming CME credit.
This course was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the following: