edited by I. P. C. Murray and P. J. Ell, 1388+ pp, with illus, $249, ISBN 0-443-04710-3, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1994.
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This encyclopedic pair of volumes contains 114 chapters by a renowned international mix of contributors, who have discussed in a direct manner the scientific bases of clinical nuclear medicine.
Clinical nuclear medicine, of course, has grown exponentially since the early 1970s, when bone scanning, cardiovascular nuclear medicine, and reconstructive tomography allowed it to embark on a prolonged and continuing period of growth. More recently, we have seen major advances in radiopharmaceutical design with wonderful new tracers, novel positron emission tomography (PET) investigations of neuroreceptors, great interest in tumor imaging, and, just now, heightened expectations of a revolution in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) instrumentation, such as fan-beam collimation for multidetector systems with capabilities for attenuation and scatter corrections.
The textbook edited by Drs Murray and Ell builds upon this incredible development in clinical nuclear medicine during the past 25 years. The first 20 chapters cover the clinical nuclear medicine
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