SPECT is far from the new kid on the molecular imaging block, but except for cardiac imaging, this nuclear medicine modality has not yet realized routine clinical utility as a replacement for conventional planar scanning. Recently developed reconstruction protocols and hybrid SPECT/CT scanners, however, could breathe new life into SPECT by opening the door to clinically feasible whole-body SPECT/CT. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, is at the cutting edge of SPECT/CT research. This month, M.D. Anderson experts, Chair of Nuclear Medicine , Associate Professor , and Senior Medical Physicist Bill Erwin from the department of Imaging Physics discuss the clinical path to and potential of whole-body SPECT/CT.