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February 1971

Textbook of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Author Affiliations

Royal Oak, Mich

Arch Intern Med. 1971;127(2):325. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310140153043

If the field of nuclear medicine is still to be adequately defined, then the place of the nuclear medicine technician is little more than a shadow on an uncertain stage. The authors have attempted to set down the body of information which they feel is of importance of this very new paramedical field. A recent report suggests that there are approximately 5,000 nuclear medicine technicians now working in the United States. Almost none of these individuals has been trained in an adequate formalized program. This textbook proposes a syllabus for the training of a nuclear medicine technician. The importance of such a task is underlined by predictions that more than 11,000 such technicians will be required by 1975.

The book is divided into two sections: (1) "Nuclear Science"; and (2) "Clinical Nuclear Medicine." The basic scope of the textbook is adequate. Unfortunately, the educational group level at which it is

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