Scintigraphy and spect

Scintigraphy and SPECT are diagnostic imaging methods used in Nuclear Medicine. By combining a radioisotope (radioactive material) and a drug that carries the radioactive material to the organ under investigation, this method provides functional and metabolic information about those structures. The gamma radiation emitted by the patients, after they receive this compound, is captured by a device called gamma-camera. The images obtained can be flat, dynamic, and even tomographic (SPECT). This technique can be used in research into renal and cardiac functions, as well as neurological and pulmonary studies, among others.