Lung SPECT is a noninvasive imaging method based on the fixation of radiation of a radioactive drug administered intravenously, with the production of layered sections of the studied area and the possibility of three-dimensional modeling. The study is used to study the rate and degree of accumulation of radiopharmaceuticals in tissues, which gives an idea of the shape and size of the lungs, allows you to assess the usefulness of blood circulation in various areas. Lung SPECT is used in the diagnosis of volumetric formations, vascular pathologies, developmental abnormalities, obstruction of various genesis, etc. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis after preliminary administration of the drug. A special tomograph is used that registers radiation in tissues as the substance is distributed. The technique can be prescribed in combination with computed tomography of the lungs.
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."