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Diagnostic nuclear medicine is still in a stage of rapid development, and in the field there remains a shortage of texts that provide a sound theoretical basis and an adequate description of the clinical procedures. Dr. Powsner and Raeside have produced a book that begins with classical physics; reviews atomic physics, radioactivity, interaction of radiation with matter, and instrumentation; covers biological effects of radiation, radiation dose from internal radioisotopes, counting statistics, and radiation safety in Part One; and describes common diagnostic procedures and "wet work" in Part Two. The anecdotal and historical inserts make the text enjoyable and help balance
Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:989. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-989_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):989.
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