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BNMS Clinical Guidelines
BNMS Clinical Guidelines

Recently reviewed and updated June 2018

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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.

This document gives guidance on when to report clinical incidents to outside agencies. The BNMS understands that the DoH is currently reviewing policy on the reporting of incidents so this document may need to be updated in the near future.

Created 10/2010 Reviewed and Rewritten by Jil Segerman 6/2011

Reviewed by Alan Perkins 2016

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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

Renal Cortical Scintigraphy Guidelines 2011

Reviewed November 2018

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 dynamic renal radionuclide studies. This guideline will assist individual departments in the development and formulation of their own local protocols.

Dynamic Renal Radionuclide Studies Guidelines 2018

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

A number of nuclear medicine procedures require the administration of non-radioactive medicinal products in order to optimise the biodistribution of the radiopharmaceutical. The preparation and administration of these medicines is often undertaken by non-medical personnel including nurses, radiographers and nuclear medicine clinical practitioners.

This document provides guidance on the preparation and administration of these non-radioactive medicines and should be read in conjunction with ‘Certificate for the administration of intravenous radiopharmaceuticals by healthcare professionals working in nuclear medicine’ (BNMS Nurses and technology Groups) 1 (Appendix and ‘Safety in Doses: Improving the use of medicines in the UK’ (NPSA)2

Reviewed August 2016 by Dr Bev Ellis on behalf of the BNMS Professional Standards Committee

Guidance for the administration of medicinal products by non-medical personnel as part of Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures 2016

The Society, in conjunction with the British Nuclear Cardiac Society have produced general training guidelines and assessment.

Last Reviewed 2016

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The purpose of this guideline is to assist specialists in nuclear medicine and radionuclide radiology in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting radionuclide cardiac ventriculograms (RNVG), also commonly known as multiple gated acquisition (MUGA) scans.It will assist individual departments in the development and formulation of their own local protocols.

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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

REVISED DECEMBER 2018

This document is a collaboration between the BNMS Nurses' and Technology Groups. It is intended as a transferable record of practical experience for non-medical staff performing intravenous injections.

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Reviewed November 2018 by Dr John Buscombe

The purpose of this guideline is to assist practitioners in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting sentinel node imaging for identifying sentinel nodes for excisional biopsy in patients with breast carcinoma.

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Please note: At the time of writing these documents reflected current UK practice. However, practice does change and therefore some aspects of the guidance may be superceded before the document's review date.

 

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The British Nuclear Medicine Society is not able to give specific clinical advice to members of the public. If you are concerned about your scan or therapy please seek the opinion of a nuclear medicine clinician where you were seen or the clinician who referred you to the department or your GP.
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