Function Studies of the Spleen Using Radioactive-Labeled and Heat-Denatured Erythrocytes and their Clinical Value
The RES as an especially active, functionally versatile, and very extended system has its most important concentration of tissue in the spleen. Till now it was possible only to investigate this organ by cytological and histological methods. Clinical function tests of the spleen were completely unknown until recently. Such investigations have now become possible by labeling the blood cells with gamma-emitting radioisotopes and the development of external counting techniques.
KeywordsFiltration Leukemia Sedimentation Anemia IAEA
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