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October 31, 1953

Sectional Radiography of the Chest

JAMA. 1953;153(9):889. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940260113027

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Abstract

In the 20 years since the work of Ziedses des Plantes, planigraphy has come to occupy a small but important place as an adjunct to ordinary radiography in detecting and localizing cavities in the lungs. Dr. Kane, an internist specializing in diseases of the chest, obviously draws on a large clinical experience for his discussion of thoracic anatomy and pathology as portrayed by planigrams or, as he prefers to call them, sectional radiographs. All of his 80 reproductions are of good quality, and there is a useful bibliography of 180 items.

In pages 35 to 41 the author deals with technical matters in which he appears to be less well informed, and his figures 8A and 10A of page 41 embody important errors. It is true that almost any commercial exposing table and tube stand can be modified to do planigraphy, and it is true also that it is not

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