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Medicare Coverage Decision Memo for Positron Emission Tomography (FDG) for Solid Tumors (CAG-00181R)

 Medicare Coverage Decision Memo for Positron Emission Tomography (FDG) for Solid Tumors (CAG-00181R)


CMS was asked to reconsider Section 220.6 of the National Coverage Determination (NCD) Manual to end the prospective data collection requirements across all oncologic indications of FDG PET except for monitoring response to treatment. Section 220.6 of the NCD Manual established the requirement for prospective data collection for FDG PET used in the diagnosis, staging, restaging and monitoring response to treatment for brain, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic, small cell lung and testicular cancers, as well as for cancer indications not previously specified in Section 220.6 in its entirety.


HPA report on Exposure to Low doses of Ionising Radiation

An Introduction to the Estimation of Risks Arising from Exposure to Low Doses of Ionising Radiation


This report, published today, has been written by scientists at the HPA's Centre for Radiation, Chemical and

Environmental Hazards. It has been funded by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

An electronic version of the report is available to view at


For more information contact the CRCE Press Office on 01235 822745 or

01235 822876 or email



EANM YIM 2009 ? Report to National Societies

The first EANM Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) was successfully held on “Nuclear Medicine Imaging

for Therapy Management in Oncology” at the EANM Educational Facility in Vienna April 23-24, 2009.

Seventeen young investigators participated with great enthusiasm in the 2-day programme presenting

and discussing their projects and general issues in research.

Read the full Report pdf

changes to ARSAC certificates

A number of changes have been made to the format of ARSAC certificates following the introduction of a new database in January 2009.

Follow link to ARSAC newsletter.