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March 22, 1965

Scintillation Scanning in Clinical Medicine: Based on a Symposium Sponsored by the Department of Radiology of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine

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Los Angeles

JAMA. 1965;191(12):1035. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080120069036

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This new publication should be of great value to all engaged in nuclear medicine. For the neophyte it provides a good summary of many valuable scanning procedures and for the expert, sound basis for expanding present scanning services.

The scope is broad, covering all of the current clinically useful scanning areas. The volume contains 19 sections, three on basic principles, the remainder on organ scanning. The routine scanning procedures are covered plus the newer applications in parathyroid and pancreatic tumors, early detection of bone metastases and early pulmonary infarction. Most subjects are presented from more than one aspect.

The brain-scanning sections are particularly well done and should do much to extend this field. The data presented in the discussion should end the pre-scanning use of nonradioactive mercury as a blocking agent, shown here to be valueless. The consideration of pulmonary scanning, with the excellent illustrations and discussion, indicate a great

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