SPECT is the abbreviated term for "Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography." This imaging technique employs gamma rays that are extensively used in nuclear medicine. Similar to other forms of tomography, a tracer is used in SPECT also, but it is decided based upon the doctor's decision.
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