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. 

Feature | March 29, 2011
Wide beam reconstruction (WBR) reduces both dose and image acquisition time by 50 percent for myocardial perfusion...

Hartford Hospital performs about 1,000 CardioGen-82 PET MPI scans per year. Its PET/CT camera is a GE Discovery LS four-slice.

Feature | December 06, 2010 | April Mann, BA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N)
As production of molybdenum-99 returns to normal with the Canadian Chalk River Laboratories reactor back online and...

Discovery NMCT 570C

News | November 15, 2010
November 15, 2010 — With regard to its molecular imaging business, GE Healthcare announced an agreement to acquire the...
News | November 10, 2010
November 10, 2010 – During RSNA 2010, GE Healthcare will announce the availability of the Discovery NM/CT 670, an...
Technology | October 08, 2010
October 8, 2010 — The Ivy Model 3000 Series Cardiac Trigger Monitor offers precision image-triggering nuclear...
News | July 09, 2010
July 9, 2010 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced this week that it has signed a new manufacturing and supply...
News | June 03, 2010
June 3, 2010 – A single photon emission tomography (SPECT) system may significantly reduce patient and staff...
Technology | April 27, 2010
April 27, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week cleared a large field-of-view, general-purpose...
News | April 14, 2010
April 14, 2010 – The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York has become the first facility in the United States to...

Dual-isotope imaging: reduced-dose, shorter-scan-time stress images acquired with 20 mCi Tc-99m at 10 sec/frame. Photo courtesy of Mayo Clinic.

News | March 09, 2010
March 9, 2010 – As an alternative to the technetium (Tc-99M) isotope used in many nuclear imaging studies, UltraSPECT...
News | January 26, 2010
January 26, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) selected GE...
News | November 03, 2009
November 3, 2009 – By relying solely on a patient’s clinical risk profile or the results of one imaging test when...
News | July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009 – Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary...
Technology | June 03, 2009
June 3, 2009 – UltraSPECT said yesterday it will launch its Attenuation Correction/Scatter Correction (ACSC) package...

Siemens Biograph PET/CT series consists of two-, six-, 16-, 40- and 64-slice configurations and provides high-imaging quality and clarity.

Feature | May 19, 2009 | Amy Ballard, MEd, director of research, Arkansas Urology
Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) is...