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SPECT/CT, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

SPECT/CT exams & procedures in St. Louis

Description

A single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan is a type of nuclear imaging test that shows how blood flows to tissues and organs. A SPECT scan integrates two technologies to view your body: computed tomography (CT) and a radioactive material or tracer. The tracer allows doctors to see how blood flows to tissues and organs. Before the SPECT scan a patient is injected with the "tracer. A computer collects the information emitted by gamma rays and translates them into two-dimensional and three dimensional images for interpretation by a Nuclear Medicine radiologist.

Imaging Areas

brain, children, head, neck and thyroid

Typical Preparations

Preparations depend upon the type of exam you will have. Follow any pre-exam instructions – if given to you. Please let us know if: • You are pregnant, might be pregnant or are nursing


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