A study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine has shown that SPECT imaging with DaTSCAN has potential for use imaging patients including children and those with Parkinson's disease while awake and without the use of restraints. The study involved unrestrained mice and did not use anesthesia. "With this work, we're hoping to establish a new paradigm in noninvasive diagnostic imaging," said Justin Baba, a biomedical engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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