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Catalog Number 14.0039.002
Object Name Monograph
Title "Acta Radiologic Supplement No. 201: RISA Encephalography and Conventional Neuroradiologic Methods, A Comparative Study, Di Chiro, 1961
Description Heavy manila cardstock cover, Monograph with description and history of radioactive-isotope-encephalography (RISA), equipment, involvement of NINDB, scans, comparisons, etc.
Date 1961
Accession number 14.0039
Caption "Acta Radiologic Supplement No. 201: RISA Encephalography
Catalog date 2015-06-18
Catalog type History
Provenance Neurologic procedures are a diagnostic method to indicate the presence, location, extent, and nature of a brain lesion. This monograph compared different methods for the best imaging and least distress to the patient.

This positron emission tomograph (PET) scanner was designed and built at the NIH under the direction of Dr. Giovanni De Chiro, NINDS, Neuroimaging Branch. This Neuro-PET was one of the earliest PET scanners, and the first to use Bismuth Germanate Oxide (BGO) detectors in a high-resolution multiple-slice configuration. It represented a major step toward the now common use of PET for research and clinical studies. When it was built the Neuro-PET was the only high-resolution high-sensitivity scanner in the world and remained state-of-the-art for many years.
Number of images 3
Updated 2015-06-30
Condition Good
Organizations NIH; CC, Nuclear Medicine Department
NIH; CC (Clinical Center)
Buildings Building 10 ("CC" Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center)
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Di Chiro, Giovanni
Shy, Milton
Smith, Helen
Matthews, William
Meiller, Fred
Hilbish, Theodore F.
Morel, Joseph
Baldwin, Maitland
Van Buren, John
Klatzo, Igor
Plass, Joseph
Engel, Andrew
Ronsisvalle, Constance
Lindgren, Erik