written by EANM Technologist Committee 2017
Comments from the Chair of the BNMS RTN Group
This document offers a comprehensive description of basic scope of practice for nuclear medicine technologists
It is an update from “Competencies for the European Nuclear Medicine Technologist, 1998”, a document produced by the EANM which itself arose from work published by the BNMS on nuclear medicine technologists’ scope of practice
It includes competencies in PET-CT which as a modality didn’t exist when previous work was published.
It uses European Qualification Framework (EQF) level 6 model (equivalent to Bachelor academic degree) to define Knowledge, Skills and Competency
The core competencies for technologists are divided into 13 groups or concepts generally considered to cover the whole range of tasks
The document was peer reviewed by all members of the EANM Technologist Committee (including myself) and representatives of ANZSNM, CAMRT & EFRS.
A link to more commentary on the document is here http://ejnmmigateway.net/ArticlePage.aspx?DOI=10.1007/s00259-017-3741-1
68Ga-PSMA PET/CT: Joint EANM and SNMMI procedure guideline for prostate cancer imaging: version 1.0.
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The BNMS endorses the EANM practice guidelines for bone scintigraphy.
Click here to view, directly from their website www.eanm.org.
Published July 2015
Link to article www.eanm.org
Reviewed by Kshama Wechalekar 2016
EANM DaTSCAN Guidance- Brain Neurotransmission SPECT using 123I-labelled Dopamine Transporter Ligands, Version 2
In addition to this guidance the BNMS advises the use of semi-quantitative assessment of tracer biding to compliment visual interpretation. Quantification is particularly useful in balanced striatal loss that can be seen in Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson plus syndromes. It should be borne in mind that normal binding ratios vary with patient age and gender, camera type and make, and acquisition parameters.
EANM procedure guidelines for brain neurotransmission SPECT using 123I-labelled dopamine transporter ligands, version 2. Darcourt et al, Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging DO1 10.1007/s00259-009-1267-x
European multicentre database of healthy controls for [123I]FP-CIT SPECT (ENC-DAT): age-related effects, gender differences and evaluation of different methods of analysis. Varrone et al, Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2013 Jan;40(2):213-27. doi: 10.1007/s00259-012-2276-8.
The EANM guidelines for the dynamic and static paediatric scintigraphy are suitable for use in the UK. The only exception is that in calculating the injected activity for MAG3, DTPA and DMSA, the recommended practice in the UK is to follow the ARSAC recommendations rather than the EANM paediatric dosage card.