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In less than 2 decades brain scanning has advanced from a crude "hash-mark" depiction of radioisotopic accumulation in the brain to a sophisticated representation by special recording devices. In a brief introductory historical comment the authors trace this development. A brief discussion is also rendered in relation to the physiologic basis of brain scanning and the blood-brain barrier.
The technology of brain scanning is presented in sufficient detail for clinical practice with a brief discussion and tabular representation of the vairous radionuclides and compounds that have been, and may be, used.
Basic anatomical representation and methods and interpretation in correlation
Use and Interpretation of the Brain Scan.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:970. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-970_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(6):970.
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