May 1968

Clinical Radioisotope Scanning.

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By Yen Wang, MD, DS. Price, $12.50. Pp 245, with 144 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(5):478-479. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640050088027

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Although there have been a number of symposia published in recent years on scintillation scanning with radioactive isotopes, this is the first English written book by a single author on the subject. It has the added virtue of being directed at clinicians, residents, and medical students rather than at the professional in nuclear medicine. In a way I feel partly responsible for this book since I had the opportunity to read a portion of it in manuscript (but not the entire manuscript, as erroneously stated in a preface).

The entire field of routine clinical scanning practice is covered in such a manner as to facilitate assimilation by the practicing physician. There is some introductory material on basic theory and instrumentation, and each succeeding chapter contains information on the problems involved in visualization of a major organ, an historical background of the development of the organ scan, the types of preparations

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