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Nuclear haematology

Abstract

Nuclear techniques have been applied to study diagnose and treat various haematological disorders for more than five decades. Two scientists are regarded as pioneers in this field, i.e. John Lawrence who in 1938 used {sup 32}P to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia and George Hevessy who used {sup 32}P labelled erythrocytes to measure blood volume in 1939. At present, many nuclear medicine procedures are available for diagnosis and therapy of a variety of haematological disorders. Although nuclear techniques are somewhat complex, they give direct and quantitative assessment of the kinetics of blood elements as compared to other non-isotopic haematological tests. Basically, equipment required for nuclear haematology is very simple such as well scintillation counters to measure radioactivity in blood samples. More sophisticated equipment like rectilinear scanner or gamma camera is required when imaging is necessary. An overview of the basic principles and clinical applications of nuclear haematology is given
Authors:
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NMS-1
Reference Number:
SCA: 550601; PA: AIX-29:049621; EDB-98:095821; SN: 98002003657
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1992; Related Information: Is Part Of Handbook of nuclear medicine practice in developing countries; PB: 728 p.
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; BLOOD SERUM; CHROMIUM 51; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; GAMMA CAMERAS; HEMATOLOGY; HEMIC DISEASES; INDIUM 111; ISOTOPE APPLICATIONS; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; LABELLING; LEUKEMIA; PHOSPHORUS 32; RADIOTHERAPY; TECHNETIUM 99
OSTI ID:
640609
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria). Nuclear Medicine Section
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98635463; TRN: XA9847623049621
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98635463
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 471-496
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Masjhur, J S. Nuclear haematology. IAEA: N. p., 1992. Web.
Masjhur, J S. Nuclear haematology. IAEA.
Masjhur, J S. 1992. "Nuclear haematology." IAEA.
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year = {1992}
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