Thai national guideline for nuclear medicine investigation in movement disorders: Nuclear medicine society of Thailand, the neurological society of Thailand, and Thai medical physicist society collaboration

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1 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University Thailand

2 PET/CT and Cyclotron Center, Center for Medicine Excellence, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University Thailand

3 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand

4 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

5 Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani Thailand

6 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

7 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

8 National Cyclotron and PET Centre, Chulabhorn Hospital, Chulabhorn Royal Academy, Bangkok, Thailand

9 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, 500 Taiwan (R.O.C.)

10 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

11 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

12 Chulalongkorn University Biomedical Imaging Group (CUBIG), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

13 Chula Neuroscience Center, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand

14 Center of Excellence in Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


Movement disorders are chronic neurological syndromes with both treatable and non-treatable causes. The top causes of movement disorders are Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Functional imaging investigations with Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) images play vital roles in diagnosis and differential diagnosis to guide disease management. Since there have been new advanced imaging technologies and radiopharmaceuticals development, there is a need for up-to-date consensus guidelines. Thus, the Nuclear Medicine Society of Thailand, the Neurological Society of Thailand, and the Thai Medical Physicist Society collaborated to establish the guideline for Nuclear Medicine investigations in movement disorder for practical use in patient care. We have extensively reviewed the current practice guidelines from other related societies and good quality papers as well as our own experience in Nuclear Medicine practice in movement disorders. We also adjust for the most suitability for application in Thailand and other developing countries.


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