We Provide Data and Images that Other Brain Scans Miss
Unlike an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) or a simple CT (Computed Tomography) scan, which provides information about structural (anatomical) abnormalities in the brain, both CereScan’s SPECT and combined PET/CT scans provide functional information about how your brain is actually working. This is a very important distinction. In many cases the brain’s structure may be normal, while the functioning of that very same brain is abnormal. In order to know for certain what is and is not working properly in your brain, a treating physician must be able to see it. This is what CereScan’s specialized imaging methods do.
Think of it this way: If your car is not running properly, an MRI or CT scan would take a picture of the car’s engine, which would allow you to see all of the parts of the engine and ensure that they are there. However, it would not give you any information about how the engine is functioning. In order to do that, you need to turn the engine on and get a sense of how it runs, which is what our functional brain scans do. By objectively identifying the areas of your brain that are and aren’t functioning properly, we help enable your treating physician to provide the most targeted and beneficial treatment possible, including getting rid of previous treatment methods/medications that may actually be causing harm rather than helping.