Analysis of radioimmunodetection of tumors by the subtraction technique.

  title={Analysis of radioimmunodetection of tumors by the subtraction technique.},
  author={A. J. R. Green and Richard H. J. Begent and Pieter A. van Keep and Kenneth D. Bagshawe},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={25 1},
The subtraction method for radioimmunodetection (RID) of cancer is showing potential as a diagnostic tool. An objective assessment of this technique is needed in order to determine its clinical usefulness. A numerical analysis of the RID scintigrams was developed and applied to 21 RID studies on 20 patients for whom a final diagnosis had been established. The subtraction technique was shown to give rise to artifactual positive regions, which could be avoided by experienced clinicians. When… CONTINUE READING

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