Cerebral blood flow laterality derived from arterial spin labeling as a biomarker for assessing the disease severity of parkinson's disease

Koji Yamashita, Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Hiroo Yamaguchi, Yuriko Suzuki, Ryotaro Kamei, Ryo Yamasaki, Jun Ichi Kira, Hiroshi Honda

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Purpose: To evaluate cerebral blood flow (CBF) laterality derived from arterial spin labeling (ASL) in early-stage Parkinson's disease (PD) patients compared with those with advanced stages. Materials and Methods: Thirty-eight patients with PD (21 patients in early stages, 17 patients in advanced stages) were retrospectively studied. The CBF maps derived from 3T ASL data were co-registered to the corresponding 3DT1WI using SPM 12 software. Caudate nucleus (CN), putamen (PT), globus pallidus (GP), and thalamus (TH) were manually traced on the representative axial slices of 3DT1WI. CBF of the CN, PT, GP, and TH was measured using corresponding pixels on the co-registered CBF maps. A laterality index (LI) was calculated as the ratio of the contralateral CBF to primary affected side CBF. Each LI was compared between early and advanced stages of PD using the Mann-Whitney U-test. The LIs were also compared between each stage of PD. Results: In the CN, the LIs were significantly higher in early stages (mean LI ± SD, 95% confidence interval = 1.06 ± 0.14, 1.00–1.13) than in advanced stages (0.94 ± 0.14, 0.87–1.01; P < 0.05). We also observed a tendency toward decreased LIs with disease severity (1.10 ± 0.14, 0.99–1.21 for Hoehn and Yahr stage I; 1.04 ± 0.14, 0.92–1.12 for stage II; 0.96 ± 0.11, 0.89–1.10 for stage III; 0.93 ± 0.17, 0.81–1.05 for stage IV). Conclusion: The evaluation of CBF laterality pattern in the CN using ASL may be useful for assessing the disease severity of PD patients. Level of Evidence: 3. J. MAGN. RESON. IMAGING 2017;45:1821–1826.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1821-1826
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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Cerebrovascular Circulation
Parkinson Disease
Biomarkers
Caudate Nucleus
Globus Pallidus
Putamen
Thalamus
Nonparametric Statistics
Software
Confidence Intervals

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Cerebral blood flow laterality derived from arterial spin labeling as a biomarker for assessing the disease severity of parkinson's disease. / Yamashita, Koji; Hiwatashi, Akio; Togao, Osamu; Kikuchi, Kazufumi; Yamaguchi, Hiroo; Suzuki, Yuriko; Kamei, Ryotaro; Yamasaki, Ryo; Kira, Jun Ichi; Honda, Hiroshi.

In: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol. 45, No. 6, 06.2017, p. 1821-1826.

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