William Klindt, M.D. is founder and director of Silicon Valley Brain SPECT Imaging, Inc. He is one of only a handful of Psychiatrists in the country to be licensed to perform Brain SPECT Imaging (BSI).
Dr. Klindt has extensive training and experience in the clinical uses of Brain SPECT Imaging (BSI) in Psychiatry and speaks locally, regionally, and nationally on this topic.
Dr. Klindt individually processes, reads, and interprets each and every patient’s Brain scan and then goes over the results personally with the patient, reviewing all the different aspects of the scan, the different views, what the findings mean clinically, and what the most viable treatment options will be based on the clinical history and scan results.
As one of the only thoroughly trained and most experienced Psychiatric Brain SPECT Imaging experts in the country, Dr. Klindt and the staff at Silicon Valley Brain SPECT Imaging offer you, the clinician and the patient, the best quality, most comprehensive and clinically relevant Brain SPECT Imaging study available in the world today.
Transverse View of a Brain SPECT Scan
from Patient with Bipolar Symptoms
Brain SPECT Imaging (BSI) is a nuclear medicine study that allows us to view the blood flow to the different regions of the Brain. With BSI we can literally look “inside the Brain” at how the Brain itself is functioning. With BSI we can also look at the external surface of the Brain to see , in a 3-dimensional view, how well the cortex is functioning. By providing a direct link to assessing Brain perfusion, Brain SPECT Imaging has opened up a whole new era in evaluating and treating psychiatric conditions.
BSI can provide clinically useful information in several areas relevant to neuropsychiatry. Currently there is an extensive amount of clinical and research data available to substantiate the use of Brain SPECT Imaging (BSI) in evaluating brain trauma, dementia (including Alzheimer’s, Pick’s, and Vascular dementias) and cognitive decline, atypical psychiatric disorders, cerebral vascular disorders, and temporal lobe epilepsy.
Brain SPECT Imaging (BSI) is also extremely useful in assessing Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, especially Asperger’s Syndrome, Psychotic Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Behavioral Disorders, and certain Language based Learning Disabilities.
BSI is also a very sensitve way to assess the effectiveness of medications and different therapies on Brain function by monitoring changes that occur over time in cerebral blood flow in response to treatments rendered. Changes in cerebral blood flow in response to traumatic injury and ongoing trauma, i.e. professional atheletes, football players, hockey players, boxers, Nascar drivers, etc., is a new application for Brain SPECT Imaging.