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January 1977

Nuclear Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(1):165-166. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450010165022

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Abstract

This book is a collection of papers presented at a symposium on nuclear ophthalmology held at the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia in March 1975. All the editors are connected with the Department of Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine at Hahnemann Medical College. A cosponsor of the symposium was the Retina Service of the Wills Eye Hospital.

The introductory chapters deal with the physical fundamentals and the discussion on radiopharmaceuticals is especially informative for the ophthalmologist. The contact detection of uveal lesions with radionuclides is discussed in several chapters emphasizing the importance of 32P and the great value of this test in diagnosing malignant choroidal lesions. Scintigraphy of ocular lesions by using radiopharmaceuticals for a noncontact detection is not often used in this country. Several chapters deal with the physical aspects of this test, and its clinical application is presented by a group of physicians from Bordeaux, France. The

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