DIAGNOSTIC USE OF RADIOISOTOPES IN A GENERAL HOSPITAL
Journal/Book: Reprinted fom The Journal of the American Medical Association February 6 1954 Vol. 154 pp. 493-495 Copyright 1954 by American Medical Association. 1954;
Abstract: Read in the Symposium on the Use of Radioisotopes in a General Hospital before the Section on Radiology at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association New York June 4 1953 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS In our experience in a small general hospital the bulk of diagnostic radioactive tracer studies has consisted of radioactive iodine tracer studies af the thyroid gland. Our method of procedure with a general discussion of results and shortcomings is presented. We believe that as other diagnostic procedures are developed in larger centers they will be reflected in our procedures. In our experience establishment of a radioactive isotope department in a small general hospital is a feasible and practical procedure. In this way the advantages of these tracer studies may be extended more generally to aid the practice of medicine. . . .