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Radiopharmacy Services Review Report 2012

This survey was undertaken in 2012 by the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS)
following a request from Prof Erika Denton, the National Clinical Director for Imaging, on behalf
of the National Imaging Clinical Advisory Group. 

A review undertaken by the BNMS on behalf of the NICAG of the Department of Health

pdfFinal Report

The software developed by Dr Bill Thomson described in the report is currently available to UK Radiopharmacies through direct contact with Dr Bill Thomson through

Open access to the new Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology (AOJNMB)

This journal, serving as official publication of Asia Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine & Biology (AOFNMB), provides a forum for the publication of papers in all areas of Nuclear Medicine & Biology as well as Molecular imaging.

This is a free, open access journal with absolutely no costs to authors or institutions.  View the online journal here:



Dynamic Renal Scintigraphy Database

Under the auspices of ISCORN - International Scientific Committee on Radionuclide Nephrourology (, the database of dynamic renal scitigraphy has been created.

Dynamic Renal Study is a non-profit database of anonymous dynamic renal studies completed by clinical and laboratory information. Registration to the database is free. It can be used as standard data set for inter-laboratory comparisons, clinical audits, development and testing computer programs, teaching and training, etc. Without registration, one can browse the database, view the images and time-activity curves, and also read available texts. After registration, a user can download image data of dynamic renal scinitgraphy in DICOM or Interfile formats (readable by most current camera systems) and the tables with clinical and laboratory information.

Image Exchange Portal (IEP)

The attached information describes the functionality, development timetable and costs of the recently procured Image Exchange Portal. This service was procured by the Department of Health (DH) and is currently being implemented by a joint DH/Connecting for Health Team.The service provides an opportunity to implement a common system for exchanging images across organisations. The system has been designed to offer the opportunity to enhance the benefits of PACS systems and compliment existing systems.

Full communication pdf

Amendments to Statutory Instruments

Amendments to Statutory Instruments that have direct implications for nuclear medicine departments.

Download pdf here.

BNMS Statement on Patient Consent

The Professional Standards and Education Committee has reviewed the evidence and considers that the risks from routine diagnostic nuclear medicine investigations, including cardiac stress testing, are below the threshold that would be appropriate for obtaining written consent from patients.

In most departments, patients attending their appointment is taken as consent for the procedure.

Monthly Diagnostics Statistics

The Department of Health's Monthly and Quarterly/Biannual diagnostic statistics can be found here.