Brain single–photon emission computed tomography

Joseph C. Masdeu, Lawrence M. Brass, B. Leonard Holman, Michael J. Kushner

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Abstract

Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) provides cost-effective information on regional cerebral perfusion and, indirectly, on regional cerebral metabolism. Its ease of use facilitates the application of SPECT in clinical neurology. SPECT is emerging as a useful tool for the management of patients with stroke, epilepsy, recurrent brain neoplasms, and some forms of dementia. The applications being investigated, such as in vivo receptor labeling for benzodiazepines, serotonin, dopamine, and muscarinic receptors, may expand the clinical usefulness of this technique in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1970-1977
Number of pages8
JournalNeurology
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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