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Cardiac Nuclear Medicine.

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By Gerson Myron C.. . 509 pages. McGraw-Hill Book Company; , New York: , 1987.. $65.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(1):129-130. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-107-1-129_3
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Nuclear medicine techniques for evaluating patients with heart disease became important clinically in the early 1970s with the introduction of gated isotope ventriculography and myocardial perfusion imaging using exercise stress tests. Practical agents for identifying acutely infarcted myocardium were introduced soon thereafter. The first textbook on this subject, which was written by Strauss, Pitt, and James in 1974, serves as an interesting comparison to this book. Although the basic cardiac nuclear medicine techniques remain the same, this book clearly defines how well developed they have become, their great clinical usefulness, and their limitations.

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