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ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)


Among the many topics explored by sleep scientists is the effect of extreme abuse to the central nervous systems caused by drug overdose, electroshock therapy, and other traumas. Researchers have found that such inquiries significantly increase rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (the period of sleep associated with the most vivid dreams) for prolonged periods of time.

It has been theorized that increased REM time is correlated with physiological healing processes, specifically with intensified neuronal protein synthesis. A more psychological explanation might be that survivors of such shocks need more dream time in which to sort out their trauma.

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In the first phase 3 study, flurpiridaz F 18 demonstrated improved CAD detection and reduced radiation exposure in women over standard single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) MPI.
Single photon emission computed tomography using perfusion tracers in seizure disorders.
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Although no test of central nervous system effects has been validated to confirm the presence of MCS (36), preliminary information indicates that there may be statistically significant but not clinically visable changes in brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images in individuals with MCS as compared to controls (37).
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The report provides value ($m), volume (units) and average price ($) data for each segment within two market categories -Positron Emission Tomography Systems and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Systems.
Imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are key candidates due to their noninvasive nature.
Medical or diagnostic imaging is a part of biological imaging and incorporates radiology imaging technologies such as X-ray radiography devices, computed tomography (CT) scanners, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, medical ultrasonography or ultrasound (2D, 3D, 4D), endoscopy, tactile imaging, thermography, medical photography and nuclear medicine functional imaging techniques as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
IBA Molecular is in the manufacturing and distribution of radiopharmaceutical products that are used in Positron Emission Tomography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography diagnostic and therapeutic molecular imaging procedures.