The SNMMI and EANM practice guideline for renal scintigraphy in adults

M. Donald Blaufox, Diego De Palma, Andrew Taylor, Zsolt Szabo, Alain Prigent, Martin Samal, Yi Li, Andrea Santos, Giorgio Testanera, Mark Tulchinsky

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Abstract

Purpose: The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is an international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology, and practical application of nuclear medicine. The European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) is a professional nonprofit medical association that facilitates communication worldwide between individuals pursuing clinical and research excellence in nuclear medicine. The EANM was founded in 1985. SNMMI and EANM members are physicians, technologists, and scientists specializing in the research and practice of nuclear medicine. Methods: The SNMMI and EANM will periodically define new guidelines for nuclear medicine practice to help advance the science of nuclear medicine and to improve the quality of service to patients throughout the world. Existing practice guidelines will be reviewed for revision or renewal, as appropriate, on their fifth anniversary, or sooner, if indicated. Conclusion: Each practice guideline, representing a policy statement by the SNMMI/EANM, has undergone a thorough consensus process in which it has been subjected to extensive review. The SNMMI and EANM recognize that the safe and effective use of diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging requires specific training, skills, and techniques, as described in each document. Reproduction or modification of the published practice guideline by entities not providing these services is not authorized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2218-2228
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Volume45
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

Keywords

  • Adults
  • EANM
  • Guideline
  • Renal dynamic scan
  • Renal static scan
  • SNMMI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Blaufox, M. D., De Palma, D., Taylor, A., Szabo, Z., Prigent, A., Samal, M., Li, Y., Santos, A., Testanera, G., & Tulchinsky, M. (2018). The SNMMI and EANM practice guideline for renal scintigraphy in adults. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 45(12), 2218-2228. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-018-4129-6