History and Method of Scan

  • Gerald S. Johnston


In the late 1940’s, radionuclides from the Oak Ridge reactor were made available for medical use. Up to that time, most nuclear medical experience had been with the application of phosphorus-32 (32-P) to hematologic diseases and iodine-131 (131-I) to thyroid problems. Both of these radionuclides were found to have valuable therapeutic applications in addition to their diagnostic uses.


Zinc Toxicity Lymphoma Leukemia Citrate 


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© Plenum Press 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald S. Johnston
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Clinical CenterNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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