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Definition of SPECT scan

SPECT scan: Single photon emission computed tomography scan, a nuclear medicine procedure in which a gamma camera rotates around the patient to produce images from many angles, which a computer then uses to form a tomographic (cross-'sectional) image.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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