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The increasing role beingj played by radioisotopes in medi-j cal diagnosis was described here Thursday at closing sessions of the New Orleans Graduate Medical Assembly convention. "Radioisotopes are proving a real boon because they are so highly specific," Dr. George R. Meneely, Nashville, Tenn., told delegates attending sessions at the Roosevelt hotel. As another convention highlight, Dr^J^^^eilbaecher Jr., Assembly president, turnefover the gavel to the incoming president, Dr. Ambrose H. Storck. In lauding use of radioisotopes in diagnosis, Dr. Meneely said *'although radioisotopes have long been usefui in medical procedure, they have only recently become freely available for diagnosis." SAYS: BM TEST BEST "Radio-active iodine, for instance j is at its best in diagnos-i ing hyperthryroidism (toxic goi-i ter)," explained the internist. He is the director of the Clinical Radiedsotope Center at yander-bilt university. Dr. Meneely said the basal metabolism test is the best, however, for distinguishing between normal and insufficient thyroid, activity. "In employing the radio-active iodine for diagnosing toxic goiter," he explained, "a very simple instrument, with a little, built-in electron computer is used. We feed the patient a capsule containing radio-active iodine. Then, a day later, we measure the fraction of the dose localized in the gland. The measuring is done with the aid of a scintilation counter, which is similar to a geiger counter but much more sensitive and much more accurate." Dr.^ Meneely said pernicious anemia can also be -more accurately diagnosed with the aid of radioisotopes. B42 PILL GIVEN "We give the patient a radioactive vitamin B-12 pill," explained the internist. "After we feed him the pill we test a fraction of the dose he absorbs by collecting samples of urine and using the same counter." the physician said "you canj measure the volume of blood with | material called RISA (Radio Active Iodinated Serum Albumin)." "We inject a measured amount of RISA, let it mix in the blood stream and, after 15 minutes, we PHOTO: President Takes Ouer at Assembly Meeting THE GAVEL CHANGED HANDS Thursday at the New Orleans Gr^S^lS^ meeting as Dr. Ambrose H. Storck (center) took over as president, succeeding Dr. JO. Weilbaecher Jr. (left). At right is Dr. George R. Meneely of Nashville, Tenn., speaker at one of the assembly's closing sessions.
|Title||Radioisotopes functions in medicine explained :|
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New Orleans Graduate Medical Assembly
Weilbaecher, J. O., Dr.
|Call Number||1959 p31-32|
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|Excerpted text||The increasing role beingj played by radioisotopes in medi-j cal diagnosis was described here Thursday at closing sessions of the New Orleans Graduate Medical Assembly convention. "Radioisotopes are proving a real boon because they are so highly specific" Dr. George R. Meneely, Nashville, Tenn., told delegates attending sessions at the Roosevelt hotel.|