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September 1972

Manual of Nuclear Medicine Procedures

Arch Surg. 1972;105(3):533-534. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180090128037

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This manual was written for the practitioner of nuclear medicine and his technical staff. It describes, in sufficient detail for those familiar with general radioisotope procedures, the methods currently employed in the nuclear medicine laboratory at the University of Michigan Medical Center. When asked to review the paperbound volume for the Archives, I was skeptical of whether there was sufficient content to interest the practicing surgeon. On reflection, it strikes me that arrangement of the book may make it unexpectedly useful to the nonnuclear medical specialist.

The manual deals with diagnostic techniques only and has a standard format that makes for easy reference. The procedures are listed alphabetically by organs, and each one is divided into headings entitled "Principle," "Indications," "Limitations," "Isotope and Dose" (administered and absorbed), "Patient Preparation," "Procedure and Notes," and "Interpretation." The surgeon who wishes to learn or recall the indications, limitations, and diagnostic information for any

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