International Case Reports Journal (ISSN: 2770-9647) | Volume 2, Issue 7 | Research Article | Open Access

Review of Approaches of Nuclear Medicine Images and Psychiatry

Sebastião David Santos-Filho*

1Doctor in Health Science, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, UFRN, Natal, RN, and Brazil 2Doctor in Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 3Clinica Nuclear de Natal, Tirol, Natal, RN, Brazil

*Correspondence to: Sebastião David Santos-Filho 

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Nuclear imaging is used to diagnose or treat illnesses, those conditions have a multiple of consequences. It is important to note that few patients attending general medical settings who have a psychiatric disorder receive adequate treatment for it. The advent of cerebral single photon emission computed tomography made it possible. This work presents the use of nuclear medicine images in psychiatric diagnosis and in the following patient’s psychiatric disturbs, helping the diagnosis and the early treatment of this diseases. Searched PubMed with the words: Nuclear medicine images or SPECT or Gamma camera images or brain images or radiopharmaceuticals or Technetium-99m or HMPAO and psychiatry. Articles as free full text, in meta-analysis, in systematic review, in the last 5 years, with research done in humans, written in English and founded in MEDLINE were searched. 223 articles were founded. 19 works selected having the object of this study. Nuclear medicine images are a tool to diagnose and following the brains disturb giving to the physicians a good matter to treat their patients. The psychiatric have a well-done work to do with this resource to treat and diagnostic his patients, following their evolution during the treatment with drugs or psychiatric way.


Nuclear medicine; Diagnostic image; Psychiatry; Brain disturbs; PET; SPECT


Sebastião David Santos-Filho, Roberto Levi Cavalcanti Jales. Review of Approaches of Nuclear Medicine Images and Psychiatry. Int Case Rep Jour. 2022;2(8):1-18.