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Medicine | Coming of Age of Nuclear Medicine

Coming of Age of Nuclear Medicine

Wagner, Henry

2020, XX, 400 p. 30 illus. in color.

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  • Gives a personalized account of the early development of nuclear medicine
  • Includes full color illustrations
  • Written by a pioneering expert in the field of nuclear medicine
Coming of Age of Nuclear Medicine is a comprehensive and informative text which covers all significant areas of nuclear medicine and provides a personalized account of its development during the last half century.   Nuclear medicine is now a well-accepted part of medicine, and the public and physicians outside of nuclear medicine are eager to learn more about what nuclear medicine is and what it can do for them and the persons under their care.   Coming of Age of Nuclear Medicine is an important text for nuclear medicine specialists, radiologists, trainees in the field as well as general physicians.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » History of medicine - Nuclear Medicine - Radiology

Related subjects » Medicine - Nuclear Medicine - Radiology

Table of contents 

​ Foreword.- The Birth of Nuclear Medicine.- Fear of radiation.- My first contact with radiotracer techniques.- Liver scanning during my medical residency.- Nuclear medicine is born at Hopkins.- Spleen, heart, kidney and lung scanning.- The birth of nuclear cardiology.- Nuclear oncology.- Nuclear medicine recognized as a specialty by AMA.- The American Board of Nuclear Medicine.- The Society of Nuclear Medicine.- The World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology.- Three Mile Island.- Chernobyl.- Fukushima.- Nuclear power in the future.- Cyclotrons.- Political problems.

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