single photon emission computed tomography

(redirected from SPECT scan)

sin·gle pho·ton e·mis·sion com·put·ed to·mog·ra·phy (SPECT),

tomographic imaging of metabolic and physiologic functions in tissues, the image being formed by computer synthesis of photons of a single energy emitted by radionuclides administered in suitable form to the patient.

sin·gle pho·ton e·mis·sion com·put·ed to·mog·ra·phy

(SPECT) (sing'gĕl fō'ton ē-mi'shŭn kŏm-pyūt'ĕd tŏ-mog'ră-fē)
Tomographic imaging of metabolic and physiologic functions in tissues, the image being formed by computer synthesis of photons of a single energy emitted by radionuclides administered in suitable form to the patient.

single photon emission computed tomography

Abbreviation: SPET, SPECT
A medical imaging method for reconstructing sectional images of radiotracer distributions.
See: nuclear medicine scanning test; positron emission tomography
See also: tomography
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111]In-pentetreotide planar or SPECT scan alone without the correlation with anatomical cross sectional imaging.
A baseline SPECT scan of dopamine transporter function was performed with the radiopharmaceutical I-123 FP-CIT as an imaging agent.
Inter-radiologist variation was determined by comparing the two radiologists' interpretation of each SPECT scan.
Conclusion: Lung perfusion SPECT scan matched with a recent chest radiograph is a reliable investigation for the diagnosis of acute PE and can suffice as a stand-alone test to guide patient management.
The SPECT scan stress test requires the patient to be injected with a tiny amount of a radioactive substance, such as thallium, and then exercise on a treadmill.
The risk for hard cardiac events (death or non-fatal myocardial infarction) after a normal myocardial perfusion SPECT scan is low.
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Furthermore, we investigated the differences between those who were clinically diagnosed as substance abusers (n = 33; 7 female, 26 male) within our patient population versus those who were not (n = 76) and found no significant level of change between the two groups with regards to adding a SPECT scan to the diagnostic workup.
CT technique requires about 80 per cent less radiation than the older gamma camera examination, commonly referred to as a cardiac SPECT scan.
Magnetic resonance imaging is frequently normal in SLE-related psychosis, but a SPECT scan can be helpful for differentiating it from idiopathic schizophrenia, he said.
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