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Radioisotopes as tools in the diagnosis and treatment of disease will be the subject of a half-day scientific session at the AMA Clinical Meeting in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 26.
Radioisotopes or tracer elements derived from the atomic energy pile can no longer be considered curiosities.
More than 500,000 medical patients a year receive radioactive tracers for diagnostic purposes in the United States and another 100,000 are getting isotope radiation treatment.
Eight radiation specialists are scheduled to take part in the program, which will be moderated by Drs. William H. Blahd and Walter Wieman, both of Los Angeles.
The first lecturer on the morning program will be Dr. John H. Lawrence, professor of medical physics at the University of California at Berkeley, who will discuss the uses of high energy accelerators in the study of the blood and blood-forming organs.
Other papers and their authors are: The Use of Radioisotopes
Radioisotopes, Suicide Will Be Highlighted at Los Angeles. JAMA. 1962;182(1):A39–A40. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050400119050
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