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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Unfortunately, the somewhat disappointing rates of intra- and inter-radiologist agreement in interpreting SPECT scans suggest that SPECT's value may be limited in neurotologic evaluation.
Areas where SPECT can add value include: helping clinicians ask better questions, making more complete diagnoses, evaluating underlying brain systems pathology, decreasing stigma, increasing compliance, and visualizing the effectiveness of treatment via follow-up scans.
Higher temporal resolution of SPECT should result in more accurate determination of end-systolic and end-diastolic frames and hence more accurate assessment of ventricular volumes.
Using functional neuroimaging tools, such as SPECT, are essential to developing precision medicine brain treatments in the future.
An SPECT / CT for the Institute for Nuclear Medicine at the Klinikum Bayreuth is required.
Written by radiologists and other clinicians from North America and Australia, the 11 chapters cover basic principles and quality control, radiopharmaceuticals for clinical SPECT studies, and clinical applications of the imaging in neuroscience, the thyroid and parathyroid glands, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, neoplastic disease, the skeletal system, infection and inflammation, and pediatric cases, with cases in each chapter and ending with a compilation of interesting cases in other areas, such as a pseudoaneurysm and bile gastritis.
Integration of X-ray tomography into SPECT has recently emerged as a brilliant diagnostic tool in medical imaging and is considered to be a driving factor for the growth of the market.
A significantly higher percentage of images were rated as either excellent or good quality with flurpiridaz F 18 PET imaging, compared to SPECT for stress images (p<0.
Moreover, the SPECT segment is expected to account for the largest share of the North American diagnostic nuclear medicine/radiopharmaceuticals 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 application of SPECT in MUGA has the benefit of increased spatial resolution and contrast, beneficially isolating the ventricles without overlap of the other cardiac chambers (3).
SPECT imaging uses Gamma Emitting radioactive tracers with a longer half life, to image molecular processes in the body