qSPECT Brain Imaging

Discovering the biological reasons for symptoms by measuring function in up to 120 brain regions

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The Science Behind qSPECT

How do you know what’s wrong unless you take a look inside the organ responsible for your symptoms? Many neurological disorders can be tied to blood flow abnormalities. The technology behind qSPECT brain imaging takes a look at your brain’s functionality to help provide clarity to you and your doctor.

qSPECT (quantitative single-photon emission computed tomography) is a type of nuclear imaging test that uses a radioactive substance and a special camera to create 3D pictures of the brain. This imaging measures blood flow levels in up to 120 regions of the brain to pinpoint areas of abnormality and help doctors differentiate between complex brain disorder

As the nation’s leader in functional brain imaging qSPECT, CereScan’s technology can see what traditional imaging like MRI often misses. By looking at how the brain functions through qSPECT brain imaging, CereScan helps provide new information so you can receive a more targeted treatment plan.

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We Provide Clarity

CereScan® can help you get the answers you deserve by pinpointing the exact areas of the brain that contribute to the symptoms you may be experiencing. Using functional brain imaging advanced software, detailed medical history and clinical assessments, we provide data and images that others may miss.

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What to Expect During a CereScan qSPECT Appointment

Our sole mission is to provide you with the most accurate and comprehensive diagnostic experience using cutting-edge technology and innovation. At CereScan, you can trust that your experience will be unmatched in terms of level of care and access to the most sophisticated functional brain imaging technology in the world today.

Prior to your scan, you will be given specific instructions by your provider. These can include abstaining from caffeine, alcohol and certain medications.

A qSPECT brain image requires a small amount of radioactive material called a tracer, which is given through a vein in the arm. This tracer travels through your blood stream and is absorbed by the brain and your body. The absorption process usually takes about 20 minutes or more.

After the tracer is absorbed, you will be escorted into the scanning room where you will lie on a table which slides into the SPECT machine. The SPECT machine detects signals from the radioactive tracer and a computer changes these signals into a 3-D picture that are evaluated by a highly trained radiologist. CereScan scanners give the best image quality available today and utilize an open, non-claustrophobic design for your comfort. A typical qSPECT brain image scan takes 20 minutes or more.

Our reading physicians have extensive training in functional brain imaging and are specifically trained to read SPECT brain images. Our team of reading doctors includes neuroradiologists, neurologists, and psychiatrists. SPECT imaging reports are delivered to your referring physician.

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SPECT Brain Research Library

Did you know searching “brain SPECT” in the U.S. National Library of Medicine database will return more than 14,000 scientific citations. CereScan’s library of peer-reviewed and published literature is an important resource that supports the use of brain SPECT imaging as a critical part of diagnostic process for brain-based disorders.

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