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Thyroid Imaging - Approaches To Solutions
Author(s): Karin R. Corey
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Paper Abstract

Since the discovery of I-131, thyroid uptake and scanning procodures have been a major radionuclide use in medicine and in part led to the development of the field of Nuclear Medicine. The first method of detection of the distribution of radioiodine in the thyroid was by simply moving a small collimated geiger tube by hand over the neck area and recording the count rate from radioiodine which had become located in the gland 24 hours after ingestion. This was an internationally used technique in the early 1950's. Since then, scanning techniques have developed in various ways and new radionuclides have been taken into use. The clinical demands On the result of scanning are essentially the same now as they were then. This is a review of pertinent aspects of scanning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1975
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0047, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine III, (1 February 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954047
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Karin R. Corey, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0047:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine III
Paul L. Carson; Edward L. Chaney; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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