Image Gently and Nuclear Medicine
One size does not fit all...
- There is no question - pediatric nuclear medicine helps us keep kids healthy and saves lives!
- When we image, radiation dose matters!
- Children are more sensitive to radiation.
- What we do now lasts their lifetime.
- So, when we image, let's image gently.
When a pediatric nuclear medicine study is the right thing to do:
- Follow the North American Consensus Guidelines for Pediatric Radiopharmaceutical Administered Doses.
- Determine the appropriate radiopharmaceutical dose by body weight.
Note: as of July 11, 2012, The Society of Nuclear Medicine has changed its name to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Click here to access their website.
With appreciation to:
- S. Ted Treves, MD, Chair, Image Gently Nuclear Medicine Initiative
- Michael J. Gelfand, MD, Past-President, SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
- Marguerite T. Parisi, MD, MS Ed., Chair, SPR Nuclear Medicine Committee, Seattle Children's Hospital
- Larry Binkovitz, MD, President, SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council, Mayo Clinic
- Stephanie Spottswood, MD, Sec-Treasurer, SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council, Vanderbilt University
- Frederic Fahey, DSc, Physicist, Children's Hospital Boston
- Dominique Delbeke, MD, PhD, 2009-10 SNMMI President, Vanderbilt University
- Nanci A. Burchell, MBA, CNMT, FSNMTS, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO
- Joanne Louis, CNMT, Children's Hospital Boston
- Adam Alessio, PhD, Medical Physicist, Seattle Children's
- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the Alliance co-sponsored the development of these brochures.