Leonard R. Schaer, M.D. (Associate); Hal O. Anger, B.S.
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Organ visualization, using appropriate compounds labeled with radioisotopes, is fairly universal in application and availability today. These studies are generally done with conventional scanning devices that move back and forth over the length and breadth of the organ.
With the development of the scintillation camera, entire organs can be visualized in a fraction of the time necessary for conventional scans, thereby permitting sequences of pictures and various projections of the organ to be taken. In addition, time-lapse motion pictures can be taken to visualize the function of organs.
The basic workings of the scintillation camera will be described, and representative
Schaer LR, Anger HO. Organ Visualization Using Scintillation Camera Techniques.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1094. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1094_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1094.
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