(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING, Rebekah Moan) -- An addiction treatment and rehab center in Florida has become the first facility on the East Coast to use single-photon emission CT scans as part of its standard of care for treating addicts. The Hanley Center in West Palm Beach is using the modality to analyze the parts of the brain affected by addiction in order to customize treatment for patients. Single-photon emission CT (SPECT) illustrates blood flow in the brain. It has been used in cardiology and inflammatory bowel disease, so the technology is not new, but this application is, according to Dr. Barbara Krantz, CEO and medical director of research at the Hanley Center.
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