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BNMS Clinical Guidelines

Gastric Emptying Guideline - updated December 2014

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

pdfBNMS 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. 

 

Lacrimal Scintigraphy - updated April 2013

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 Lacrimal Scintigraphy. This
guideline is intended to assist individual departments to formulate local protocols.

 

pdfLacrimal Scintigraphy

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 August 2013

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 2013 by Mr Paul Maltby on behalf of the BNMS Professional Standards Committee

pdfGuidance for the administration of medicinal products by non-medical personnel as part of Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures 2013 PDF

 

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.

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Dynamic Renal Radionuclide Studies - updated February 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 dynamic renal radionuclide studies. This guideline will assist individual departments in the development and formulation of their own local protocols.

Revised February 2011

pdfDynamic Renal Radionuclide Studies Guidelines 2011

Lymphoscintigraphy - updated August 2011

This guideline must be read in conujunction 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 lymphoscintigraphy. This guideline will assist individual departments to formulate their own local protocols.

pdfLymphoscintigraphy PDF