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

Origin of SPECT

First recorded in 1985–90
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Contemporary Examples of spect

  • In other words, SPECT might not be a useful tool for assessing more subtle physiological states, like anxiety and depression.

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    Can Daniel Amen Read Your Mind?

    Eliza Shapiro

    December 14, 2012

  • But if Ayotte really puts a hold on Rice, I spect that'll get lots of attention.

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    Behind the GOP Game on Rice

    Michael Tomasky

    November 27, 2012

Historical Examples of spect

  • 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



single photon emission computed tomography
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