What is the role of SPECT scanning in the workup of ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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The use of single-photon emission CT (SPECT) scanning in stroke is still experimental and is available only at select institutions. Theoretically, it can define areas of altered regional blood flow. [74]


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