Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Brain SPECT Imaging by Brain Matters Imaging Centers utilizes the latest in high-resolution brain SPECT imaging (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) to evaluate brain activity by tracing blood flow in the brain. Tracing blood flow allows us to observe the brain's actual metabolic process and its activities.

By using a brain SPECT imaging scan to examine those areas of the brain that have too much or too little blood flow, we can determine which areas of the brain are and are not functioning properly. Contrast this to MRI and CT scans that typically show only structural brain abnormalities such as tumors and lesions, and you can see why this is such an exciting new advance in the field of brain imaging.