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single photon emission computed tomography

single photon emission computed tomography in Medicine

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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