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BNMS Clinical Guidelines

Guidance on Clinical Incidents in NM Resulting in Repeat Radiopharmaceutical Administrations - rewritten June 2011

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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Gastric Emptying Guideline - updated December 2014

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

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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 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. 

 

Clinical Guideline for Bone Scintigraphy - updated July 2014

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.

 

pdfBNMS Clinical Guideline for Bone Scintigraphy   v1 July 2014

Administration of medicinal products by non - medical personnel as part of Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures - Updated June 2016

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

 

Clinical Competence in Myocardial Perfusion -reviewed 2016

Guidelines for Clinical Competence in Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphic Stress Testing.

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

Last Reviewed 2016

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Radionuclide Cardiac Ventriculogram - updated 2016

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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Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy - New February 2015

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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