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May 20, 1961

Clinical Use of Radioisotopes: A Manual of Technique

JAMA. 1961;176(7):638-639. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040200074033

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The authors, along with an impressive list of contributors, have put together a detailed handbook covering most of the uses of isotopes in clinical medicine. With the field of nuclear medicine advancing so rapidly and encompassing so much material, it is not possible to include every conceivable piece of worthwhile information in one volume. The authors recognize this situation, but nevertheless have been able to organize an orderly and relatively complete survey of the field. This manual will be of great value to the small laboratory which does not routinely perform all of the available isotopic studies. As a reference handbook for the clinician who already has a knowledge of radioisotopes, it will be a helpful adjunct.

Part I covers clinical diagnostic tests and includes a complete discussion of thyroid evaluation, dilution techniques, and cardiovascular and gastrointestinal studies. Brain and eye tumor localization and various scanning techniques are described. The

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