January 1974

Progress in Nuclear Medicine, vol 2.

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Edited by E. J. Potchen and V. R. McCready. Price, $24.50. Pp 315. University Park Press, Chamber of Commerce Building, Baltimore 21202, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(1):157. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320130159018

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Radionuclide renal function tests and kidney scanning are not mainstays of a nuclear medicine laboratory, however busy it may be. I am not certain why this should be, since a number of the procedures are very sensitive detectors of disease and are ideal for screening. The renogram and isotopic renal angiography, for example, are superior to any method of performing intravenous pyelography for screening hypertensive patients for renovascular disease. This book is an excellent introduction to the subject, although the scope and treatment of the material make it of more value to the investigator and nuclear physician than to the clinician.

The editors have assembled a group of experts to cover all phases of renal function and disease to which radionuclides have been applied. The results of their efforts are uniformly good. About one third of the book is devoted to measurements of glomerular filtration rate and renal blood flow

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