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October 19, 1984

Vascular Radionuclide Imaging: A Clinical Atlas

Author Affiliations

Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Chicago

JAMA. 1984;252(15):2072-2073. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350150066028

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Vascular Radionuclide Imaging:  A Clinical Atlas is a slender volume that deals with many aspects of cardiovascular nuclear medicine. The first chapter is a superficial, three-page discourse on clinical aspects of thromboembolism, peripheral vascular disease, disease of the aorta, portal hypertension, lymphedema, intracardiac shunts, and other cardiac conditions. It also contains a paragraph on radiation dosimetry.Subsequent chapters discuss radionuclide venography, radionuclide angiography by peripheral venous and intra-arterial injection, radionuclide lymphangiography of the lower extremities, and many aspects of nuclear cardiology. Each of the latter chapters consists of a brief discussion of the radionuclide technique in question, followed by numerous figures. Some unusual images are included, for example, scintigrams of the abdomen after injection of technetium Tc 99m-macroaggregated albumin into branches of the celiac artery.This book would be more useful if the authors had provided more complete documentation of the reliability of diagnostic criteria presented within, which seldom are