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Comparison Of Medical Imaging Modalities: Clinical Realization And Engineering Potential Of Nuclear Imaging
Author(s): Leon Kaufman; Robert S. Hattner
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Paper Abstract

Nuclear imaging is a powerful diagnostic modality which obtains images from the intact body through the administration of miniscule amounts of physiologically specific radioactive agents (Table I). Typical radiation dosages do not exceed one rad to the critical organ, and the small molar concentrations of the pharmaceutical used mitigates carrier effects and poses no recognized hazards due to toxicity. With exception of imaging of the thryoid by fluorescent excitation of iodine, nuclear images reflect the very recent history of distribution of a physiologically specific agent or its selective uptake.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 December 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0206, Recent and Future Developments in Medical Imaging II, (26 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.958186
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Leon Kaufman, University of California (United States)
Robert S. Hattner, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0206:
Recent and Future Developments in Medical Imaging II
David G. Brown; Stephen W. Smith, Editor(s)

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