DOI: 10.1007/s00259-018-4129-6Pages: 2218-2228

The SNMMI and EANM practice guideline for renal scintigraphy in adults

1. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Nuclear Medicine

2. ASST-Settelaghi, Nuclear Medicine Service

3. Emory University School of Medicine, Radiology and Imaging Sciences

4. Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science

5. University of Paris-Sud, Biophysics and Nuclear Medicine Department, Bicêtre Hospital

6. Charles University Prague, Department of Nuclear Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine

7. Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology

8. Hospital Cuf Descobertas

9. St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, Department of Nuclear Medicine

10. Penn State University, MS Hershey Medical Center

Correspondence to:
Diego Palma
Email: didepal@tin.it

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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.

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  • Accepted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Online: Aug 30, 2018

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