qSPECT Imaging for Stroke

Pinpointing exact areas of abnormalities in the brain and differentiating stroke from similar conditions so you can start your path to better health.

CereScan Brings New Hope to Stroke Patients

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death among Americans. They are caused by either a clot that blocks blood flow to a region of the brain or by a blood vessel rupturing. SPECT imaging, which measures blood flow throughout the brain, has proven to be helpful tool in the evaluation and management of cerebrovascular diseases, an underlying cause of stroke.

CereScan’s qSPECT Imaging for Stroke Can Help by:

  • Providing real-time information to your doctors about what’s happening inside your brain and what areas have been affected by the stroke
  • Depicting areas of ischemia (inadequate blood supply) with greater accuracy in patients who have had a stroke and/or transient ischemic attack (TIA), according to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Differentiating stroke from complex brain conditions that may have overlapping symptoms
  • Identifying and ruling out dual diagnoses in the event the stroke was caused by head trauma or fall

The Science Behind CereScan

Case Study: Alzheimer’s or Stroke?

John, 84, was suffering from a variety of symptoms, including short-term memory loss, confusion, anxiety, mood swings and cognitive difficulties. Before visiting CereScan, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and wasn’t responding to treatment. Additionally, his prior CT and MRI scans were inconclusive. His SPECT imaging findings were not consistent with the signature patterns expected in Alzheimer’s Disease, but instead were most consistent with that of a cerebrovascular disease.