I had a Datscan today at London University College Hospital. It was much quiter than the MRI I had 8 years ago. I was surprised that they allowed my wife to stay in for most of it but she was asked to leave the room for the last few minutes.
The scan seemed to have two stages. In the first stage the scan concentrated on my my head and was very slow, but for the last few minutes, after they asked my wife to leave the scanner speeded up sand spun around me much faster. I was moved further into the scanner so the scanner covered my upper body too. I'm a little bit curious about this part of the scan as I thought a DatScan only concentrated on the brain. I did wonder if another type of scan was being done, especially as my wife was asked to leave the room. Is this normal for the scan to have two stages like this? I'm wondering what other peoples experience of a DatScan was like.
No doubt I will have to wait a while for the results. I personally don't think they will show anything. I have become more and more convinced that my parkinson-like symptoms are almost certainly ME/CFS as they get worse when I over exert myself, and they wax and wane. The neurologist only had the scan done because if I do have a parkinson syndrome of some type the presentation is atypical.