LEONARD R. SCHAER, M.D.; HAL O. ANGER, B.S.
The use of radioactive isotopes in clinical medicine has become widespread. An important application is taking scans or pictures of organs that contain gamma-ray or positron-emitting isotopes. These pictures enable one to outline functional parts of the organ and observe anatomical irregularities that can be interpreted in light of clinical symptoms. The most commonly used machine for this purpose is the well-known radioisotope scanner. With this technique, a directional scintillation counter moves back and forth across an organ while progressing slowly in the transverse direction until the organ being studied has been fully covered or scanned. At the same time,
SCHAER LR, ANGER HO. Organ Visualization Using Scintillation Camera Techniques. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:442–453. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-3-442
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