Brain SPECT is a neuroimaging method based on the registration of gamma photon radiation accumulating in certain areas of the brain. SPECT images allow us to assess the level of metabolic processes in brain tissues and identify pathological foci that actively accumulate radiopharmaceuticals. To obtain more accurate information about the anatomical localization of such foci, radionuclide diagnostics can be combined with X-ray computed tomography (SPECT-CT). Indications for brain SPECT are diagnostics of cerebral circulation disorders and the initial stages of neurodegenerative diseases, differential diagnosis between benign and malignant brain tumors, detection of metastases, evaluation of the results of surgical and chemoradiotherapy, detection of tumor recurrence.
Author: Artur Kh.
General Practitioner. Work experience in medicine - 7 years. I consider it necessary to constantly educate myself and improve my skills, I adhere to the principles of evidence-based medicine in my work, I am guided by the well-known rule "Do no harm". My credo in life is "If you want to do something well, do it yourself."