Nuclear med centers adhering to accepted radiation dosing levels

A survey of 300 SPECT and PET centers has found that they are keeping radiation dosing levels within generally accepted limits, AuntMinnie.com reported.

The survey, a joint project of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, covered 225 sites performing technetium-99m (Tc-99m) methylene diphosphonate (MDP) SPECT bone scans and 95 locations conducting whole-body FDG-PET. The results of the survey were released at the SNMMI annual meeting earlier this year.

"This is what I would call uninteresting results that are good," lead study author Adam Alessio, a research associate professor of radiology at the University of Washington, said. "Not too exciting, but it is good news that people generally are dosing consistently." Article

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