July 2021: UBMC has a new Spect/CT!
A SPECT/CT is a combination of a SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) scan with a CT (Computed Tomography) scan. A SPECT scan is a type of nuclear medicine test that uses a radiotracer (a special contrast agent) that is injected through your vein. A CT scan uses X-ray radiation to provide thorough images of the structures inside your body (anatomy).
By integrating both of these exams, the technology creates a very detailed and informative study by showing both your anatomy and physiology. The combination of both the SPECT and CT are used to help avoid, detect and treat an assortment of abnormalities within the body. Many times a SPECT/CT can identify the disease, even at its early stages before other imaging exams.
Types of SPECT/CT and traditional Nuclear Medicine imaging we provide:
- Three Phase Bone
- Whole Body Bone
- Myocardial Perfusion (with attenuation correction)
- Sentinel Node (Lymph Node Imaging)
- Gastric Bleeding
- Gastric Emptying
- HIDA (Hepatobiliary)
- Lung Perfusion and Ventilation
- Renal Function
Visit www.ubh.org/radiology for more information.