Brain imaging tools have utilized radiopharmaceuticals and or imaging agents which utilize spect and pet imaging overall there continue to be new developments in pet brain imaging agents for more selective targeting of brain tumours cognitive disorders and central motor disorders. Spect imaging of the brain developments in nuclear medicine softcover reprint of the original 1st ed 1997 edition. A spect scan is a type of nuclear imaging test which means it uses a radioactive substance and a special camera to create 3 d pictures while imaging tests such as x rays can show what the structures inside your body look like a spect scan produces images that show how your organs work. Your doctor has ordered a brain spect scan the role of this procedure is to diagnose alzheimers and other neuro degenerative diseases stroke seizure and to evaluate memory loss our team of specialized doctors nurses and technologists is led by alan waxman md chief of nuclear medicine. Single photon emission computed tomography spect or less commonly spet is a nuclear medicine tomographic imaging technique using gamma rays it is very similar to conventional nuclear medicine planar imaging using a gamma camera that is scintigraphy
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