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.

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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The report provides market size data and information on three nuclear imaging equipment market categories - gamma camera, single photon emission computed tomography, and positron emission tomography.
Table 43: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Germany, Revenue ($ mn) Historic, 2000-2008 80
Table 44: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Germany, Revenue ($ mn), Forecast, 2008-2015 81
Table 49: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Germany, Volume (Units), Historic, 2000-2008 86
Table 50: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Germany, Volume (Units), Forecast, 2008-2015 87
Figure 42: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Germany, Revenue ($ mn), Historic, 2000-2008 79
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