|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.|
|Caption||"Acta Radiologic Supplement No. 201: RISA Encephalography|
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|
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|
Di Chiro, Giovanni
Hilbish, Theodore F.
Van Buren, John