When Your Brain Works Right, You Work Right!

When Your Brain Works Right, You Work Right!

Principle # 1: Your brain is involved in everything you do and everything you are. Principle # 2: When your brain works right, you work right. But when your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have trouble in your life. When your brain is healthy you are...
SPECT Brain Imaging  The Great Controversy

SPECT Brain Imaging The Great Controversy

Brain structure and brain function are rarely connected to psychological and psychiatric symptoms. SPECT scanning makes this connection obvious. Opinions about SPECT scanning in the literature range from miracle to malpractice. Who should we listen to? What facts do...
When Clinical Assessment Isn’t Enough

When Clinical Assessment Isn’t Enough

The ability to generate accurate maps of brain metabolism, while scientifically interesting, is of little use to medicine unless those maps help answer clinical questions which cannot be otherwise answered. One important test-case is mood disorders.  Major Depressive...
Brain perfusion SPECT

Brain perfusion SPECT

Brain perfusion SPECT is highly useful for the diagnosis of the dementias, including Alzheimers disease, Fronto-Temporal Dementia, and Lewy Body Disease.  Studies of the accuracy of SPECT for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease report sensitivities of 65%–85% and...
Brain SPECT: improved displays for enhanced results

Brain SPECT: improved displays for enhanced results

As software capabilities develop it seems imperative, besides working on quantification techniques, not to lose sight of the individual patient’ images. An improved visualization will go a long way towards continuing to spread the notion of Brain SPECT as a key...