In writing a text about a developing specialty, it can be a difficult task to provide the proper balance between theory and practice, but Nuclear Medicine in Clinical Pediatrics demonstrates that this problem is not insurmountable. Editors Hirsch Handmaker (Director of Nuclear Medicine at Children's Hospital of San Francisco) and Jerold M. Lowenstein (Chairman of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco) compiled the contributions of 31 participants in a 1973 pediatric nuclear medicine symposium to provide a very clear and concise overview of procedures and techniques in this rapidly developing discipline. Despite a two-year lag in publication, the text provides an up-to-date discussion of current procedures.
The introduction highlights several historical milestones in nuclear medicine. The book has 19 chapters, the first ten being concerned with imaging procedures for the major organs and organ systems. The remainder of the book is concerned primarily