single photon emission computed tomography


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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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Nuclear imaging systems are further divided into Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
After each injection, subjects underwent brain scans using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to look at blood flow in the limbic region.
The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average price data (in US dollars), within market categories - Positron Emission Tomography Systems (PET Systems and PET/CT Systems) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Systems (SPECT Systems and SPECT/CT Systems).
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging is a nuclear medicine diagnostic procedure that provides excellent three-dimensional images of the coronary arteries to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of CAD.
SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) images identify lesions that would often be missed on other types of imaging, while CT scans provide close anatomical detail.
After conducting single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), the researchers found that both groups experienced some benefit from the training-those in IBMT showed dramatic differences based on brain-imaging and physiological testing.

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