There was no pain invovled with my SPECT scan.
The reason given fo rmy needing a SPECT scan was suspected Neuroborelliosis ( Lyme in the brain).
I had a number of cognizance problems.
I had my SPECT scan done at West Chester County Hospital in West Chester , Pa. West Chester, Pa. has has a very high incidence of Lyme per population. The radiologists there knows what to look for in SPECT scans with suspected or confirmed Lyme patients.
My SPECT revealed Hypoperfusion patches in my brain.
My insurance suprisingly paid for my SPECT. That was in Jan. 07.
FYI The SPECT scan shows how the brain is functioning. A MRI just shows anatomy.
Where are you getting the SPECT done? I know a Lyme Literate MD who also is a psychiatrist who can help with SPECT and other Lyme issues. She is in the suburbs of Phila. Pa.