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Archived Guidelines
Archived Guidelines

These guidelines are currently awaiting or undergoing review, therefore some aspects of the guidance may be superceded.

The British Nuclear Medicine Society offers purchasers of nuclear medicine services the following policy statement on standards for the safe practice of Nuclear Medicine.

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BNMS Generic Quality Guidelines for Provision of Paediatric Radionuclide Imaging Services

The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the provision of a high quality Nuclear Medicine service that is responsive to the specific needs of children.

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This guideline must be read in conjunction with the BNMS Generic Guidelines The purpose of this guideline is to assist specialists in Nuclear medicine and Radionuclide Radiology in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting the results of renal cortical scintigraphy (DMSA). This guideline will assist individual departments in the formulation of their own local protocols.

Revised February 2011 - due for review

Renal Cortical Scintigraphy Guidelines 2011

This guideline must be read in conjunction with the BNMS Generic guidelines.

The purpose of this guideline is to assist specialists in Nuclear Medicine and Radionuclide Radiology in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting the results of bone scintigraphy studies. This guideline could also be used to help individual departments formulate their own local protocols. This does not aim to be prescriptive regarding technical aspects of individual camera acquisitions which should be developed in conjunction with the local medical physics expert.

BNMS Clinical Guideline for Bone Scintigraphy

v1 July 2014 - due for review

This guideline must be read in conjunction with the BNMS Generic guidelines

BNMS Gastric Emptying Guidelines

The purpose of this guideline is to assist specialists in Nuclear Medicine and Radionuclide Radiology in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting the results of gastric emptying studies. This guideline will assist individual departments to formulate their own local protocols. This does not aim to be prescriptive regarding technical aspects of individual camera acquisitions which need to be developed in conjunction with the local medical physics expert. These guidelines pertain only to adult patients.

Under review

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(Version 1, July 2005).

Due for review

This document is an edited transcript of a workshop which took place during the Spring 2003 meeting of the British Nuclear Medicine Society.

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Combined Procedure Guidelines of SNM, EANM and BNMS for SPECT/CT and PETCT Imaging.

The purpose of this procedure guideline is to assist physicians and radiologist in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting the results of SPECT/CT for imaging of adult and pediatric patients.

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SPECT/CT and PETCT PDF

This guideline should be read in conjunction with the BNMS Generic guidelines. The purpose of this guideline is to assist specialists in nuclear medicine and radionuclide radiology in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting the results of hepatobiliary scintigraphy. This guideline may be used to assist individual departments to formulate their own local protocols.

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New updated February 2015 - due for review

The aim of this document is to provide a standardised questionnaire as part of the gammaprobe procurement process. It can be used to enable matching of the system features andallows the user requirements to be objectively assessed. It will also help those purchaserswho have had no experience in the purchase of gamma probes. See also the document “Guidelines on User Evaluation and Selection of IntraoperativeGamma Probes” (UK Probe Working Group).

Version 1, Issued October 2004

Prepared by the UK Gamma Probe Working Group

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Due for review

This is intended as a guide to users who are purchasing intraoperative gamma probesystems, aimed mainly at institutions having little or no previous experience in theevaluation, purchase and use of such systems. Publication of this document by the UKGamma Probe Group has been prompted by the planned national introduction of thesentinel node biopsy procedure into the management of Breast Cancer within the UK (1).

This document is intended to provide some assistance in this process, outlining key criteriaagainst which the user may evaluate systems marketed for this application and make anappropriate selection from their findings. A technical specification questionnaire documentis also available for use in the purchase process.

Version 1, Issued October 2004. Prepared by the UK Gamma Probe Working Group.

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Enquiries related to issues such as internships and work experience opportunities, should be directed to the relevant professional body e.g., for radiologists, this will be the Royal College of Radiologists.