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Segmented MRI and spasmodic torticollis

G Becker, M Naumann, M Scheubeck, E Hofmann, M Deimling, A Lindner, G Gahn, C Reiners, K V Toyka, K Reiners
Various lines of evidence suggest that the basal ganglia and thalamus are involved in the pathogenesis of idiopathic dystonia, but unfortunately neuroradiological and pathological data are sparse and controversial. In this study, we have examined 10 patients with spasmodic torticollis by neuroimaging techniques, including transcranial sonography (TS; n = 10), conventional (n = 10) and diffusion-weighted (n = 5) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT; n = 10), employing [123I]iodobenzamide (IBZM) as a ligand with a high affinity to the D2 receptor...
January 1997: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
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