At 10:16 on 10-26-93, Anthony R Mcintosh discussed "Re: fMRI -
availablity/ut" with All:
[AR]:PET (depending on what isotope is used)
[AR]:structural MRI are much better than CAT
[AR]:for diagnosis. Which method is used
[AR]:on what is being looked at. If there is
[AR]:a functional change, PET is probably
[AR]:but the accompanying MRI would be
[AR]:helpful to localize
It is my impression that PET scanning is almost exclusively a research
tool, and not used diagnostically or clinically. We in psychiatry are just
beginning to use its less expensive cousin, SPECT, diagnostically.
[AR]:accompanying structural change.
[AR]:showing the destruction of cells in the
[AR]:substantia nigra from a
[AR]:synthetic drug (MMPT??).
I think that's MPTP.
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