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Can a fmri give similar information as a spect scan of the brain?

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In brief: Yes

And with better anatomic resolution and no radiation.
Less available and more expensive though.

In brief: Yes

And with better anatomic resolution and no radiation.
Less available and more expensive though.
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, an fmri is more precise than a spect.
Fmri is used more frequently to assess brain function, and is superior in it's specificity. That's why researchers use it more than a spect.

In brief: Yes

Yes, an fmri is more precise than a spect.
Fmri is used more frequently to assess brain function, and is superior in it's specificity. That's why researchers use it more than a spect.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Depends...

It depends on what you are looking for. There are several different tracers which can be used for brain spect.

In brief: Depends...

It depends on what you are looking for. There are several different tracers which can be used for brain spect.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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