single photon emission computed tomography

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single photon emission computed tomography n.
Abbr. SPECT
Tomographic imaging of local metabolic and physiological functions in tissues. The image is formed by a computer synthesis of data that is transmitted by single gamma photons emitted by radionuclides administered to the patient.

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