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May 5, 1978

Handbook of Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Author Affiliations

Augustana Hospital Chicago

JAMA. 1978;239(18):1911-1912. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280450083039

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Nuclear medicine has appeared as an important new diagnostic modality in the last decade. In some areas it has added critical new information to the medical decision-making process, but time is needed to apply the newly available procedures and derived data to daily practice. This book is prepared as a guide for the physician who is not a specialist in nuclear medicine. Each chapter, laid out in a uniform format, deals with the scanning of a different organ. Physiological factors, pertinent anatomic facts, radiopharmaceuticals, technical comments, and indications for scanning the particular organ form the introductory portion of each chapter. This is followed by a description of the appearances of the normal scans and the salient features of the abnormal findings in common conditions, with frequent references to the operative pathophysiological factors. The chapters end with a brief section on disadvantages and source of errors in interpretation. Indications for the