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January 8, 1968

The Role of the Digital Computer in Nuclear Medicine

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver.

JAMA. 1968;203(2):131-137. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140020059014

In nuclear medicine the digital computer is expected to become very useful in the education of residents and technicians, in the coding, searching, and delivery of clinical reports of isotope procedures, and in the keeping and constant updating of an inventory of all the isotopes stocked in the laboratory. The value of most of the function studies carried out in the isotope laboratory can also be improved by the application of modern statistical methods and numerical analysis, and greater objectivity and reliability can be brought to radioisotope scanning. A systems analysis approach to the conduct of the entire laboratory is also being investigated.