Patient survey on satisfaction and impact of 123I-ioflupane dopamine transporter imaging

Matthew F. Covington, Scott Sherman, Denise Lewis, Hong Lei, Elizabeth Krupinski, Phillip H. Kuo

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Patients were surveyed to assess the impact of dopamine transporter imaging on diagnostic confidence, change in treatment plan, effect on medication compliance, and subjective well-being. Surveys were sent to 140 patients who completed dopamine transporter imaging an average of 18 months prior. Sixty-five surveys from patients (46%) were returned. Questions assessed patients' perceived impact of the imaging on their care. Increased diagnostic confidence following imaging was reported by 69% of patients. Changes to treatment plan from imaging were reported by 24% of patients. Overall satisfaction with the study and its impact was reported by 70% of patients. Dopamine transporter imaging increased diagnostic confidence among patients and overall patient satisfaction with the impact of imaging on clinical care was high.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0134457
JournalPloS one
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 30 2015


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