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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
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Use and Interpretation of the Brain Scan.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;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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