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Claude Bernard's belief that we shall truly know physiology when we are able to trace the paths of atoms of carbon or nitrogen through the body is made attainable by computed emission tomography; however, physiologists, pharmacologists, and clinicians may be only vaguely aware of this technique. The title is unlikely to attract this audience, but the book delivers far more than its title promises. The technicalities of positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission tomography (SPET) are clearly explained in an approach that is neither narrow nor uncritical. Thirty-four distinguished contributors from the United States and Western Europe provide critical
Computed Emission Tomography.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:167. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-100-1-167_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(1):167.
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