, Volume 35, Issue 7, pp 525–528 | Cite as

SPECT, CT and MRI in a Turkish family with huntington's disease

  • R. P. M. Bruyn
  • G. Hageman
  • J. A. G. Geelen
  • F. A. van der Weel
  • A. R. Rozeboom
  • F. Barkhof
  • P. Scheltens
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


A Turkish family with Huntington's disease documented on CT, MRI and SPECT is reported. Whereas in clinically definite cases CT and MRI are of limited value and SPECT does not add anything of value, in one asymptomatic subject SPECT showed moderate caudate nucleus hypoperfusion, underlining the hypothesis that SPECT may have a role in predicting Huntington's disease.

Key words

Huntington's disease Computed tomography Magnetic resonance imaging Single photon emission computed tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. M. Bruyn
    • 1
  • G. Hageman
    • 1
  • J. A. G. Geelen
    • 1
  • F. A. van der Weel
    • 2
  • A. R. Rozeboom
    • 3
  • F. Barkhof
    • 4
  • P. Scheltens
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyMedisch Spectrum TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineMedisch Spectrum TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyMedisch Spectrum TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Department of NeurologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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