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Several methods using radioactive phosphorus have been used for the early detection of neoplasms outside of the gastrointestinal tract. These methods are summarized in the introductory pages of this monograph, and the rest of this text is primarily a discussion of the author's experience using 32P for the diagnosis of cancer of the esophagus, stomach, and rectum during an 8-year period.
Patients with roentgenographic evidence of gastrointestinal lesions were studied. Sample counting rates were taken over the suspected lesion and the adjacent control area. The accuracy of the test was determined by correlating a 30% or greater rise in the
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Radioactive Phosphorus in the Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Cancer.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:471–472. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-471_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):471-472.
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