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With the increasing number of new diagnostic techniques available to the pulmonary physician, a book that evaluates the diagnostic contribution made by each is needed. In particular, advances in nuclear medicine have recently produced computed tomography, radionuclide studies such as ventilation-perfusion lung scans, and evaluations using gallium-citrate lung imaging. Unfortunately, the clinician usually deals with a large group of consultants, each capable of performing a range of sophisticated diagnostic examinations. Each consultant is an advocate for his particular diagnostic test. The nuclear radiologist, for example, will be able to provide information on computed-assisted tomography, the radiologist or pulmonary subspecialist on
Multiple Imaging Procedures.. Ann Intern Med. ;92:458–459. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-3-458_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(3):458-459.
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