64-Slice SPECT CT

A single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scan lets your doctor see how some of your internal organs are functioning.

A SPECT scan, a form of nuclear imaging, uses a radioactive substance and a special camera to create 3-D pictures of your organs. SPECT CT differs from X-rays and other imaging because it does more than show the structure of your organs; it shows how they function. For instance, a SPECT scan can show blood flow to your heart, activity in different parts of your brain and the progression of cancers.

SPECT CT is useful for observing:

  • Brain disorders, including dementia, clogged blood vessels, seizures, epilepsy, head injuries
  • Heart problems, including clogged coronary arteries and pumping deficiencies
  • Bone disorders, including hidden fractures and cancers