Computed tomography single photon emission. Definition

Medical Definition: Computed tomography single photon emission

A special type of computed tomography (CT) which injects a small amount of a radioactive drug into a vein and then used a scanner to produce detailed images of areas where the cells absorb the radioactive material. Emission computed tomography single photon can provide information about the flow of blood to tissues and chemical reactions (metabolism) of the body. Also called SPECT.

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