Brain Perfusion SPECT in Moyamoya Disease


For brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), gamma cameras with multiple detectors (multihead cameras) are recommended. Although a single-head camera may be used for image acquisition, multihead cameras have two- or three-times higher sensitivity than those of single-head cameras, which can reduce scan time and enhance image quality. However, as only a few multihead gamma cameras that have more than three detectors are commercially available, dual-head cameras are at present used for brain SPECT in many institutes.


Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Cerebral Blood Flow Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Image Moyamoya Disease Oxygen Extraction Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Seoul National University HospitalSeoul National University College of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine, and Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical SciencesSeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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