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What does SPECT stand for?

SPECT stands for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

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6 R895 For use in conjunction with The IAEA Quality Control Atlas For Scintillation Camera Systems this resource for healthcare professionals responsible for quality assurance of imaging systems, provides detailed testing procedures for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) systems, planar scintillation cameras, camera-computer systems, and whole body scanners.
Beginning with the discovery of X-rays in 1895, he traces the history of imaging through today's computed tomography, MRI, positron emission tomography (PET), and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT); considers key controversies such as radiation safety and protection, whole-body scanning for cancer detection, the contribution of these expensive technologies to the rising cost of health care in the US, the unequal distribution of facilities in developing countries, ethical questions, and the 2009 mammography guidelines controversy; and provides related primary source documents.