Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in Parkinson's disease and parkinsonian syndromes

Mario Rango, Andrea Arighi, Piero Biondetti, Barbara Barberis, Cristiana Bonifati, Fabio Blandini, Claudio Pacchetti, Emilia Martignoni, Nereo Bresolin, Giuseppe Nappi

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This paper looks at the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) for diagnostic and research purposes in Parkinson's disease and parkinsonian syndromes. The review considers both proton MRS (1H MRS) and phosphorus MRS (31 P MRS) studies. MRS is useful for diagnostic purposes, helping to differentiate Parkinson's disease from other parkinsonian syndromes. Even more usefully, MRS can be used for non invasive in vivo human research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-79
Number of pages5
JournalFunctional Neurology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


  • Brain
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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