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WHY SPECT?

SPECT is a valuable tool for looking at how your brain functions, which leads to a better understanding of your symptoms and issues. Using SPECT as part of the Amen Clinics Method gives us a deeper understanding to help us target treatment specifically to your brain.

At the Amen Clinics, our experience with nearly 125,000 brain SPECT scans and 28 years in clinical practice guides us in delivering the highest quality SPECT images that are most useful to patients and practitioners.

Endnotes

1. American College of Radiology (2012 revision) ACR–SPR Practice guideline for the performance of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) brain perfusion and for brain death examinations.

2. Bonte FJ, Weiner MF, Bigio EH, White CL (1997) Brain blood flow in the dementias: SPECT with histopathologic correlation in 54 patients. Radiology, 202: 793-7977.

3. Villanueva-Meyer, Javier M.D. et al (1999). Cerebral blood flow during a mental activation task; responses in normal subjects and in early Alzheimer’s disease patients. Alasbimn Journal, 1(3).

4. Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology; Assessment of brain SPECT (1996) 46: 278- 2857.

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