JOSEPH F. ROSS, M.D.
The development and perfection of radioisotope scanning, particularly photoscanning, and the invention of the "scintillation camera" (Schaer and Anger, page 442 in this issue of the ANNALS) have brought the youthful specialty of nuclear medicine to full maturity. Photoscanning provides information concerning the location, size, shape, function, and integrity of organs that can be provided in no other way, and makes possible easy localization of tumors, cysts, abscesses, infarcts, and abnormalities in blood flow that can be achieved with other techniques only with great difficulty or not at all.
The unique diagnostic contributions that can be made by photoscanning, and
ROSS JF. Radioisotope Scanning and Nuclear Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;63:538–540. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-3-538
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