SPECT-CT: Importance for Clinical Practice

  • Luigi Mansi
  • Vincenzo Cuccurullo
  • Pier Francesco Rambaldi


Diagnostic imaging in the twentieth century was mainly based on two separate universes: (1) the morpho-structural, where information on anatomy and structures is acquired, having pathology as the gold standard, and (2) the functional, where normal and altered functions are analyzed, with pathophysiology as the reference.


Biliary Atresia Gamma Emitter Acalculous Cholecystitis Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Mansi
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Cuccurullo
    • 2
  • Pier Francesco Rambaldi
    • 2
  1. 1.Ist. Scienze RadiologicheUniversity of NaplesNapoliItaly
  2. 2.U.O. Medicina NucleareSeconda Università di NapoliNapoliItaly

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