Procedure guideline for SPECT/CT imaging 1.0
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2675, USA. Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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The purpose of this Procedure Guideline is to assist physicians in recommending, performing, interpreting, and reporting the results of SPECT/CT for imaging of adult and pediatric patients. II. BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND DEFINITIONS SPECT is a tomographic scintigraphic technique in which a computer-generated image of local radioactive tracer distribution in tissues is produced through the detection of single-photon emissions from radionuclides introduced into the body. CT is a tomographic imaging technique that uses an external x-ray source to produce 3-dimensional anatomic imagedata.ThefirstSPECT/CTsystemcombinedadualhead g-camera and an integrated x-ray transmission system mounted on the same gantry. The CT image is used for attenuation correction as well as anatomic imaging, and the
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