What is the role of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanning in the workup of Takayasu arteritis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanning has been used to assess cerebral blood flow and may be useful in patients who undergo bypass surgery.

Gallium scanning has been used to assess inflammatory involvement of the vessels.


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