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Good SPECT scan facility?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by mtnbibliophile, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. mtnbibliophile

    mtnbibliophile

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    Can anyone recommend a SPECT scan facility within a couple of hours of NYC where the staff is good at spotting hypoperfusion? St. Vincent's in NYC used to be good, but they closed; Columbia-Presbyterian, I'm told, never notices any hypoperfusion. thanks
     
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  2. LiveAgain

    LiveAgain

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    I had mine done at Hackensack UMC -recommended by my NYC CFS Dr.- and they found reduced blood flow to certain areas of the brain (hypoperfusion right?) My Dr. said the pattern was consistent abnormalities seen in the CFS brain.
     
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  3. mtnbibliophile

    mtnbibliophile

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    thanks! who's your NYC doctor, if I may ask?
     
  4. LiveAgain

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    Dr. Sue Levine
     
  5. Gamboa

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    What exactly are the patterns seen in CFS? I had a SPECT done last August and have areas of hypoperfusion but my doctor didn't say much about it except that it was consistent with CFS. When I googled it I found that the areas that are hypoperfused in me are the same ones seen in Alzheimer's Disease. When I later mentioned my SPECT scan results to my neurologist he said he didn't really believe they show much and didn't even want to see the results. ( It was another doc who had ordered the scan).

    Have there been any actual studies on SPECT scans and cfs patients?

    Gamboa
     
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    i had a SPECT done at columbia-presbyterian in june and it showed hypoperfusion...
     
  7. LiveAgain

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    My memory is crappy, but if I recall... I think once I got the results I asked my Dr. if it could mean I have Lyme (they have spect abnormalities too) and she said no, it was more consistent with CFS. I found these articles. Too tired to try and understand them at the moment. In fact, any insight would be appreciated.

    http://www.ncf-net.org/library/sp.htm
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1491843
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8542261
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9121617
    http://www.cfids-cab.org/cfs-inform/Brainscans/richardson.costa98.txt
     

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