• J. A. Patton


Typical radioisotope imaging devices have, as an inherent drawback, limited information as to lesion depth. Knowledge of the exact depth, location, and size of tumors are prime variables determining surgical approaches prior to operative removal, implantation of radioactive sources, or direction of external beams used in radiation therapy. Information involving source (i.e., lesion) depth is very difficult to obtain, especially when sources lie deep to superficial areas of activity as is the general case in the human body.


Transverse Section Focal Plane Radionuclide Tomography Fresnel Zone Scintillation Camera 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Patton
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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