Parkinson’s Disease Detection Use Case

The STAGE protocol can be used to visualize changes in the Neuromelanin and iron content of key dopaminergic structures such as the Pars Compacta located as part of the Substantia Nigra.

What do we look for?

  • Iron in the Basal Ganglia
  • “Swallow Tail” Sign

Increased mineralization and iron deposition within the deep gray matter structures of the brain has been linked to some neurodegenerative diseases. The STAGE outputs have the ability to show this property of brain structures by their increased relative contrast.

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ISNVD’s 2021 Webinar

This January, SpinTech participated in ISNVD's annual global webinar "Approaches and Applications of Multi-Contrast Quantitative Imaging". SpinTech founder, Mark Haacke, PhD, had the opportunity to discuss STAGE in relation to the collection of big data...

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