Human Bone Marrow Distribution Shown in vivo by Iron-52 and the Positron Scintillation Camera

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Science  26 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3626, pp. 1587-1589
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3626.1587


Radioactive iron, which concentrates in erythropoietic marrow, is given intravenously, and 16 hours later pictures of its distribution are taken with the positron camera. The instrument is an imaging device that produces pictures of the distribution of positron-emitting nuclides without scanning. Wide variations in the distribution of marrow are found in various diseases.