Single-photon emission computed tomography. A special type of computed tomography (CT) scan in which a small amount of a radioactive drug is injected into a vein and a scanner is used to make detailed images of areas inside the body where the radioactive material is taken up by the cells. SPECT can give information about blood flow to tissues and chemical reactions (metabolism) in the body. Also called single-photon emission computed tomography.

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  • SPECT — iniciales de Single Photon Emissión Computed Tomography , Tomografía computarizada de emisión de fotón, una técnica que permite estudiar como un radiotrazador (un producto marcado radioactivamente) se distribuye en el cuerpo o en un órgano, por… …   Diccionario médico

  • SPECT — SPECT,   Abkürzung für Single Photon Emissionscomputertomographie (Emissionscomputertomographie) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • spect — cir·cum·spect; cir·cum·spect·ly; cir·cum·spect·ness; de·spect; in·spect·able; in·spect·ing·ly; in·tro·spect; in·tro·spect·able; re·spect·abil·i·ty; re·spect·abi·lize; re·spect·ant; re·spect·er; re·spect·ful; re·spect·less; SPECT; re·spect;… …   English syllables

  • SPECT — Die Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) (dt. Einzelphotonen Emissions Tomografie[1][2]) ist ein diagnostisches Verfahren zur Herstellung von Schnittbildern lebender Organismen. SPECT Bilder zeigen die Verteilung eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SPECT — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar a …   Wikipedia Español

  • SPECT — An acronym that stands for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, a nuclear medicine procedure in which a gamma camera rotates around the patient and takes pictures from many angles, which a computer then uses to form a tomographic (cross… …   Medical dictionary

  • SPECT — Tomographie d émission monophotonique Image dans le plan axial du cerveau obtenue par tomographie d émission monophotonique utilisant le Tc 99. La tomographie d émission monophotonique, (TEMP) dite aussi SPECT (de l anglais Single photon emission …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SPECT — /spekt/, n. single photon emission computed tomography: a technique for measuring brain function similar to PET. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

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  • SPECT — Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (Medical » Laboratory) …   Abbreviations dictionary

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