An introduction to SPECT imaging
By Prof. dr. Roel Van Holen and dr. Sara Neyt – February 2021
SPECT imaging is a powerful tool to evaluate functional behavior of biomarkers, drug compounds, particles, etc. in an organism. One of the strong advantages of SPECT over other research instrumentation is that it allows to follow-up one organism over time via quantitative, three-dimensional, functional data. In preclinical research, SPECT typically addresses research questions on e.g. disease progression, fundamental biological processes, biodistribution.
The scope of “An introduction to SPECT imaging” includes an introduction of medical imaging, the physics principles of (preclinical) SPECT and example applications.