Introduction to Nuclear Medicine

  • P. Denhartog
  • D. M. Wilmot

Abstract

Within the last two decades, nuclear medicine has experienced a growth unequaled in the history of diagnostic imaging. It has grown from a technique employing high-dose radiopharmaceuticals used almost exclusively in patients with cancer to one utilizing low-dose pharmaceuticals in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic settings. The acceptance of nuclear medcine as a legitimate imaging modality has resulted principally from three technologic advances: the design of highly specific radiopharmaceuticals; the increased resolution resulting from new instrument design; and the introduction of computers for the acquisition, analysis, and display of nuclear medicine data.

Keywords

Iodine Respiration Radionuclide Sarcoma Gallium 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

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  • P. Denhartog
  • D. M. Wilmot

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