About SPECT

An Introduction

On November 8, 1895 in Wurzburg Germany, Wilhelm Roentgen, a physicist at the University of Wurzburg, was working late in his laboratory. In an experiment he had been conducting before dinner, he had been sending an electric current through a tube. Without warning, a crystalline material on the other side of the room started emitting […]

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Functional Neuroanatomy

IMAGES OF FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY In order to best understand this atlas it is important to have a sense of the functional neuroanatomy of the brain. Over the next several pages there is a brief summary of the 5 major brain systems that relate to behavior, along with the general location seen on SPECT of these […]

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Normal and Abnormal

How SPECT Is Interpreted SPECT studies can be displayed in a variety of different ways. Traditionally, the brain is examined in three different planes: horizontally (cut from top to bottom), coronally (cut from front to back), and sagittally (cut from side to side) ‚- see below for examples of each of these planes. What do […]

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