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  1. single photon emission computed tomography: a technique for measuring brain function similar to PET.
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Origin of SPECT

First recorded in 1985–90
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  • I didn't 'spect her to come till Christmas, till she wrote Jim to come for her.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • Never kivered ground so fast before, an' I never 'spect to ag'in.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise

    Burt L. Standish

  • Bad, I 'spect, when he remembers the way he treated poor Connie.

  • I 'spect you have dozens and dozens of little girls to play with.

    The Girl Scouts at Home

    Katherine Keene Galt

  • I don't 'spect we could of done that way iffen we hadn't of had Indian masters.

spect in Medicine


  1. single photon emission computed tomography
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