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Single-photon emission computed tomography scan

Single-photon emission computed tomography scan

Single-photon emission computed tomography scan: A single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan is a type of nuclear medicine study that involves intravenous injection of a radioactive pharmaceutical that will concentrate in the desired organ(s) and shows how well the organ is functioning. A nuclear scanning device (a specialized camera) is placed consecutively around the patient's perimeter to record radioactivity and project this onto a computer screen. SPECT scans are most commonly performed on the heart and brain and to identify certain cancers.

Single-photon emission computed tomography scan: Other Names

Other names for Single-photon emission computed tomography scan include:

  • SPECT scan

Diseases Associated with Single-photon emission computed tomography scan

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Single-photon emission computed tomography scan:

Basic Information: Single-photon emission computed tomography scan

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