Nuclear Medicine - Medical Professionals
Go with the Guidelines
Pediatric Radiopharmaceutical Administered Doses: 2010 North American Consensus Guidelines - This article outlining consensus guidelines for pediatric radiopharmaceutical dose appeared in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The members of this work group included leaders in pediatric nuclear medicine: physicians, technologists, and physicist in North America, representing the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) through the Pediatric Imaging Council, the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), and the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Please post this poster with radiopharmaceutical guidelines in your nuclear medicine lab area.
Minimizing Radiation Risk
Minimizing and Communicating Radiation Risk in Pediatric Nuclear Medicine - This article lists factors that affect the radiation dose from radiopharmaceuticals, describes methods to reduce radiation dose, and describes means of communicating dose and risk to patients and parents.
Outline: Radiation Dose and Risk in Pediatric Nuclear Medicine - created by Frederic H. Fahey, DSc, S. Ted Treves, MD and S. James Adelstein, this is an outline of radiation dose risk in pediatric nuclear medicine procedures.
Optimizing Pediatric Imaging Protocols
Toward Optimal Pediatric Nuclear Medicine Imaging: A discussion for imaging professionals and medical physicists - It is inherently challenging to optimize protocols for pediatric nuclear medicine. In general, optimal protocols provide the maximum image quality (benefit) at a minimum of risk. In nuclear medicine, images are required to perform a range of clinical tasks from detection of disease to monitoring a therapeutic response. It is difficult to quantify, and therefore maximize, image quality for this range of tasks. Prepared by Adam Alessio, PhD, DABSNM.
- Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNM): www.snmmi.org
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) rPOP site: Nuclear Medicine
- The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR): www.pedrad.org
- Radiology Info: www.radiologyinfo.org
- National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP): www.ncrponline.org