SPECT Imaging

Single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) imaging is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that produces images showing how organs work. The is eanbled by the use of radiotracers, usually attached to sugars. The cells in the body metabolize the sugar and the nuclear images show areas of high and low sugar uptake. This allows imaging of ischemia or infarct in the heart or other organs, or areas of high sugar uptake caused by cancers, which usually have a much higher metabolism than health cells. 

Cardiac Hybrid Imaging an Effective Tool for Predicting Heart Attacks
News | Cardiac Imaging | July 03, 2018
July 3, 2018 — Cardiac hybrid imaging with computed tomography (CT) and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-...
New ASNC SPECT Imaging Guideline Addresses Advances in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
News | SPECT Imaging | June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an update to its 2010 guidelines for...
A myocardial perfusion exam performed on the Siemens Biograph Vision PET-CT system.

A myocardial perfusion exam performed on the Siemens Biograph Vision PET-CT system.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | June 15, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Nuclear imaging technology for both single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and  positron emission...
Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions.

Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions.

Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell
February 8, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently...
CZT SPECT camera detectors offered by GE.

A display of CZT SPECT gamma camera detectors at RSNA 2016. These detectors are more sensitive than those used in older cameras, allowing for faster scans or lower radiation dose. 

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | September 19, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Cardiac nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has been a mature area of imaging for years, but has recently...
Philips Launches CardioMD IV Cardiac SPECT Solution at ASNC 2017
Technology | SPECT Imaging | September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017 — Philips highlighted its newest solution for nuclear cardiology, CardioMD IV, at the American...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017
Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017
Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols...
cardiac nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MIP) exam guidelines for women
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an updated consensus statement on...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017
David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American...
UltraSPECT, Xpress3.Cardiac, nuclear imaging, RWJPE, New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise
News | SPECT Imaging | July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 — UltraSPECT Inc. announced recently that Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise (RWJPE), a multi-...
Siemens Healthineers, SNMMI '16, molecular imaging, syngo.via, Biograph Horizon PET/CT, mobile configuration
Technology | Nuclear Imaging | June 09, 2016
June 9, 2016 — At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), Siemens...
cardiac magnetic resonance, CMR, SPECT, major adverse cardiovascular events, MACE predictor, Annals of Internal Medicine study
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016 — Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a stronger predictor of risk for major adverse cardiovascular...
GE Healthcare, molecular imaging, PET/CT, Discovery IQ, Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro, RSNA 2015

Discovery IQ PET/CT scanner image courtesy of GE Healthcare

News | Nuclear Imaging | November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015 — GE Healthcare’s Molecular Imaging business will showcase the Discovery IQ positron emission...
nuclear medicine diagnostic market, North America, PET, SPECT, Mordor
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015 - The Global Nuclear Medicine Diagnostics Market report from Mordor Intelligence revealed that North...