PET & SPEC Scans

PET scan and SPEC scans are special imaging tests that are utilized sometimes for diagnostic purposes. These images record chemical activities in the brain which then serve as information that can lead to a specific diagnosis.

These scans are used to help with diagnosis of dementia, tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, etc. Advances in technology have opened the door for development of such imaging and currently a few new ones are in development.