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SPECT Imaging

EXAM HOURS FOR HEART AND THYROIDS

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


ABOUT SPECT

A single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scan lets your doctor analyze the function of some of your internal organs. A SPECT scan is a type of nuclear imaging test, which means it uses a radioactive substance and a special camera to create 3-D pictures.  While imaging tests like X-rays can show what the structures inside your body look like, a SPECT scan produces images that show how your organs work. For instance, a SPECT scan can show how blood flows to your heart.

WHAT ITS DONE FOR THE HEART

  • Because the radioactive tracer highlights areas of blood flow, SPECT can check for:
    • Clogged coronary arteries. If the arteries that feed the heart muscle become narrowed or clogged, the portions of the heart muscle served by these arteries can become damaged or even die.
    • Reduced pumping efficiency. SPECT can show how completely your heart chambers empty duing contractio.

WHEN IT'S DONE FOR THRYROID

  • A thyroid scan is a nuclear medicine test that uses a radioactive iodine tracer to examine the structure and function of the thyroid gland.
  • This test is often done together with a radioactive iodine uptake test.

 

The SPECT imaging facility at Michigan State University employs General Electric imaging systems which produce superior images.

The SPECT unit is located in the southeast portion of the Clinical Center on the East Lansing campus.

 QUESTIONS

If you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, we encourage you to contact your insurer.
If you or your insurer has any questions regarding SPECT, please call the Michigan State University SPECT office at (517) 353-5053 

Schedule an Appointment

(517) 353-5053
or
(517) 353-4920

MSU Spine Center - X-Ray (Eyde Building)
(517) 884-7450

Olin Health Center
(517) 353-9541

Administrative Offices:

(517) 355-0120