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EANM Guidelines

Joint EANM and SNMMI procedure guideline for prostate cancer imaging

68Ga-PSMA PET/CT: Joint EANM and SNMMI procedure guideline for prostate cancer imaging: version 1.0.

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The EANM Practice Guidelines for Bone Scintigraphy

The BNMS endorses the EANM practice guidelines for bone scintigraphy.

Click here to view, directly from their website www.eanm.org.

Radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging with SPECT and SPECT/CT

The EANM procedural guidelines for radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging with SPECT and
SPECT/CT have brought together several older documents to produce an excellent appraisal of the
latest data available. We are very pleased that such a coherent and well edited document has been
developed by the EANM. The guidelines acknowledge and take into account differences throughout
Europe and are a very valuable addition to the British and American guidelines. It would be well
worth keeping a copy in your department!
 

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

DaTSCAN guidance

The BNMS endorses the EANM procedure guidelines for 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.

References:

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. 

VQ SPECT

The BNMS endorses the EANM guidelines on VQ SPECT for PE diagnosis.

It should be noted that for departments that continue to use planar VQ imaging for PE diagnosis, the PIOPED criteria are appropriate for diagnosis.

VQ SPECT Part 1


VQ SPECT Part 2

EANM Paediatric Renal Guidelines

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.