SPECT


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SPECT

(spɛkt)
n.
single photon emission computerized tomography: a technique for measuring brain function similar to PET.
[1985–90]
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The data are from a multicenter, international (United States, Canada, and Finland) study enrolling approximately 800 patients with known or suspected CAD and scheduled for coronary angiography and conventional nuclear SPECT imaging.
In 2015, the cardiology application accounts for the largest share of European Nuclear Medicine SPECT market.
A CT gamma camera with a CT scanner in a single integrated unit allows radiologists to anatomically localize scintigraphic findings on SPECT images.
The imaging of cerebral metabolism indirectly via perfusion SPECT using Tc-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxine (HMPAO) or ethylene cystinate dimer (ECD), or directly with PET using [F-18] fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), is clinically well established.
Presently, there are a number of brain SPECT imaging patterns that have been shown to be associated with different pathologies that are relevant to psychiatric practice and helpful in suggesting different treatments (Amen et al.
The patient is then stabilized and transferred to the SPECT scanner to receive a brain SPECT scan, which will indicate the regional cerebral perfusion at the time of ictus.
For ischemic regions, a reduction in contrast enhancement on MDCT during stress was 77% sensitive and 99% specific, compared with SPECT.
Substantial evidence suggests that single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)--which measures blood flow in the brain--is significantly more sensitive in detecting mild brain injury than is MRI or CT "A major weakness of SPECT is that its sensitivity and specificity are not fully understood," said Dr.
SPECT also scanned a group of Franciscan sisters at prayer and found they, too, experienced a calming of this "orientation area" of the brain, which gave them a "tangible sense of proximity to and merging with God.
Many inpatient epilepsy programs are not utilizing the SPECT scan on a widespread basis largely due to the logistics of administration of the isotope and the unpredictable nature of seizures.
Lamki used SPECT in a pilot study of 40 children who had been diagnosed with ADD by Dr.