Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
SPECTSingle Photon Emission Computed Tomography
SPECTSingle-Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (medical imaging)
SPECTSestamibi-Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (cardiology)
SPECTSingle Photon Emission Cardiac Tomography (nuclear cardiology)
SPECTSingle-Proton Ejected Computerized Tomography (pediatrics)
References in periodicals archive ?
Evaluating patients with suspected dementia including early detection, differential diagnosis, and in the predementia phase, known as mild cognitive impairment, SPECT can detect functional deficits and thus guide prognosis.
Hence there is no direct proof that the larger EDV, higher LVEF and lower ESV from 16-frame gated SPECT are indeed more accurate.
Flurpiridaz F 18 PET imaging shows superiority over SPECT in an obese population and provides images with better quality, and less attenuation, which can lead to increased diagnostic certainty by physicians.
SPECT offers superior contrast resolution of conventional sestamibi dual-phase planar parathyroid scintigraphy.
The SPECT and SPECT/CT market is a bigger market than the PET, PET/CT and PET/MRI, because the instruments have been in longer use, are cheaper, and have become the common technique for a wide range of indications
1), showed a linear heterogeneous tracer activity seen in the mid abdomen; it was initially assumed to be physiological bowel uptake, but on the SPECT CT imaging, the tracer activity co-register to the soft tissue opacities seen in the omentum on the CT images (Fig.
Results showed that after follow-up, patients' SPECT scans revealed substantial decreases in radiotracer binding to the dopamine transport system in the nigrostriatal regions of the brain.
Characteristic patterns of functional involvement using SPECT and PET can, however, enable more accurate differentiation of these forms of dementia (Fig.
The SPECT machine is used for detecting many diseases, such as cancer, especially thyroid cancer, angina, heart muscle health, and internal bleeding, especially chronic internal bleeding.
The study was designed to build on the findings of Bloom and colleagues (1996) and Borghesani and colleagues (2010) who reported that SPECT imaging added significant value in the diagnostic workup and clinical management of neurologically-involved patients.