NeuroSPECT Imaging

What is NeuroSPECT Imaging? NeuroSPECT Brain Imaging provides a unique view of the blood flow patterns of each patients brain.  Unlike CT and MRI scans which show us your brain’s shape and size, NeuroSPECT Imaging shows us how your brain functions. This blood flow and cell function within your brain is the best way of understanding the complex functions of your brain.

What is the purpose of the NeuroSPECT Imaging Procedure? The information from the SPECT studies will help your doctor better understand the cause of your condition, which may further help in your evaluation and treatment.

Why are NeuroSPECT studies ordered?  NeuroSPECT Imaging provides invaluable functional information in patients who are being evaluated for cognitive decline and suspected dementia or other memory problems.  The effects of head trauma can also be documented, especially with todays heightened awareness due to sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents.  There may be contributing factors to behavioral or emotional disturbances, or even aggressive or suicidal behavior.  To evaluate the extent of brain impairment caused by drug or alcohol abuse or other toxic exposure.  Sub-typing the physiology of underlying mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or attention deficit disorders.  Evaluating atypical, unresponsive or mixed psychiatric conditions. Following up to evaluate the physiological effects of treatment, and as a general brain health check up.

What should I do the day of the scan? On the day of the scan, eliminate your caffeine intake and try to not take cold medication or aspirin.

Does insurance cover the cost of SPECT studies? Reimbursement by insurance companies varies according to your plan. It is often a good idea to check with the insurance company to see if it is a covered benefit.

NeuroSPECT Imaging is used to assess cerebral (brain) perfusion in order to evaluate brain function in the following conditions:

  • ADD / ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Inflexibility
  • Depression
  • Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorder
  • Epilepsy – Seizure Disorders
  • Impulsivity
  • Neuro-Immune Dysfunction
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Stroke
  • Toxic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • and also Brain Health

Don’t you want to know what your NeuroSPECT Scan can tell you about your brain’s function?

 

J. Michael Uszler, M.D. – Board Certified Nuclear Medicine – Medical Director

Brian Baldwin, CNMT, RT (N) – Nuclear Medicine Technologist

(321) 266-1881

E-Mail: info@NeuroSPECTOfFlorida.com

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NeuroSPECT Of Florida
109 South Park Ave.
Titusville, FL 32796
(321) 266-1881
E-Mail: NeuroSpectFL@gmail.com