BNMS Advice Updated 14.05.2020
BNMS COVID-19: guidance for infection prevention and control in nuclear medicine
John R. Buscombe, Alp Notghi, Jilly Croasdale, Manish Pandit, Joseph O’Brien, Richard Graham, Stewart Redman and Sobhan Vinjamuri; on behalf of Council and Officers of British Nuclear Medicine Society
This guidance document is a brief consensus document covering the range and breadth of nuclear medicine practice in the UK, and identifies a few steps individual nuclear medicine practitioners and departments can take in the best interests of their patients.
COVID-19: Recovery Phase Guidance
With thanks to the Nuclear Medicine staff at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals
COVID-19: Guidance for infection prevention and control in nuclear medicine
With thanks to Dr. Alp Notghi and Mr. Joe O’Brien
(Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals) and Dr. Sobhan
Vinjamuri (Royal Liverpool University Hospital)
UKRG Covid-19 Guidance - 9.04.2020
Input from Rob Lowe, Annika Boloz, Clint Waight and Clint Zvavamwe, Peter Bartholomew, Phil Hillel, Bev Ellis and Jilly Croasdale
NMC COVID-19 Resources
LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
Nuclear Medicine Services with Professor Sobhan Vinjamuri and Royal Liverpool University Hospital Nuclear Medicine Team - added 04.08.2020
Professor Sobhan Vinjamuri, Professor of Nuclear Medicine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Sobhan and his nuclear medicine team
discuss the steps needed to reset the nuclear medicine services using the red, amber and green alert system during and after Covid-19
Available on the Royal College of Physicians' website:
Nuclear medicine services after COVID-19: gearing up back to normality - added 15.07.2020
Full article published in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00259-020-04848-1
Protecting radiology patients from Covid-19 - added 01.07.2020
A newly published leaflet offers patients advice about the precautions imaging and interventional radiology teams are putting in place to protect them from Covid-19.
Created by the Royal College of Radiologists and the SCoR, the guidance answers questions such as ‘How am I protected?’ and ‘What else do I need to know?’
View on the SCoR website here:https://www.sor.org/news/protecting-radiology-patients-covid-19
Interim SACT treatment change options during the COVID- 19 pandemic - added 29.06.2020
This interim treatment regimen, for an initial period of 3 months starting 23 April 2020, has been developed by NHS England to provide a new COVID- 19 specific version of the relevant individual drug/regimen treatment criteria (Blueteq® form), to allow for greater flexibility in the management of cancer during the COVID- 19 pandemic to ensure clinicians have additional treatment options through this time.
INCIDENTAL FINDINGS SUGGESTIVE OF COVID-19 IN ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS UNDERGOING
NUCLEAR MEDICINE PROCEDURES IN A HIGH PREVALENCE REGION
(Journal of Nuclear Medicine, published on April 1, 2020 as doi:10.2967/jnumed.120.246256)
FDG PET/CT of COVID-19 - Radiological Society of North America
Sijuan Zou and Xiaohua Zhu
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1095 Jiefang Ave, Wuhan 430030, China.
BNMS Guidance highlighted in the RCP Weekly Round-up
Sent on behalf of Professor Donal O'Donoghue, Registrar, Royal College of Physicians
ARSAC Newsletter 22.04.2020
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY REGULATORY POSITION STATEMENT - REPORTING DURING COVID-19 23.04.2020
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY REGULATORY POSITION STATEMENT - REPORTING DURING COVID-19 24.04.2020
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY REGULATORY POSITION STATEMENT - ACCUMULATING RADIOACTIVE WASTE REPORTING DURING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 30.04.2020
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY REGULATORY POSITON STATEMENT - EXCEEDING PERMIT LIMITS WHEN RADIOACTVE SUBSTANCES ARE USED IN MEDICINCE DURING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 01.05.2020
IAEA Webinar series "the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance for Nuclear Medicine Department" , April 22, 2020
BIR COVID-19 imaging: Part 3 virtual event – available to all – 5 June
Nuclear Medicine Services after COVID-19: gearing up back to normality
Webinar | COVID-19 pandemic: Transitioning to a 'new normal' - When and how - Wednesday 13th May
Webinar on COVID-19 Pneumonia on PET/CT, Nuclear Medicine, and more - to view select the link, at the bottom of the page you will find a standard field for login.
In order to enter, you should type in "email@example.com" and "covid19", respectively. Click on the "Login" button and you should move on to the main viewing page.
Click on the "WATCH AGAIN" button to start.
Latest from the OECD re: COVID-19
Latest from Industry re: COVID-19
Be aware of the appearance of the virus on CT scans:
This is a free on-line course that you and your colleagues might find useful. Watch the video then sign up as below.
If your hospital systems are blocked or slow to load the images, use your home computers. Works well with a Firefox browser and Google chrome.
Link to a trailer for a Covid19 appearance on CT e-learning facility
To sign up for the free on-line course and assessment on Covid19 recognition it is run from the Australian web-site