If your doctor needs to see how one of your organs looks and how well it's working, you may receive a test that combines nuclear medicine with X-rays. This test is called single-photon emission computerized tomography and computed tomography (SPECT/CT).
How It Works
SPECT is a form of nuclear imaging, which gives you an injection of radiotracers tagged for an organ or certain cells. The radiotracers give off a tiny amount of radiation that shows up on a special camera and reveals blood flow and cell activity. The CT scan uses X-rays to show the structure of the inside of your body. Together, SPECT and CT show your doctor more than either test shows alone.
- 3D imaging
- Clear, highly detailed scans
- Excellent precision
Your test requires the least possible amount of time and radiation because of our advanced SPECT/CT scanner. That means you'll return home sooner after your scan and have less risk of side effects.
Why Do I Need SPECT/CT?
Your doctor may order a SPECT/CT scan to check for:
- Blockages or scarring in heart arteries after a heart attack
- Bone and joint conditions, especially small fractures not visible on X-rays