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Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2007 May;34(5):796-798. doi: 10.1007/s00259-007-0370-0. Epub 2007 Apr 4.

The new EANM paediatric dosage card.

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1
Klinik und Poliklinik für Nuklearmedizin der Universität Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 2, 97080, Würzburg, Germany. lassmann@nuklearmedizin.uni-wuerzburg.de.
2
Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.
3
Health and Safety Department, Health Physics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
4
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.
5
Department of Radiotherapy, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

In a recent publication, Jacobs et al. proposed the use of three tracer-dependent dosage cards for paediatric nuclear medicine.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Based upon this work, the EANM dosimetry and paediatrics committees introduce a condensed and revised version of this dosage card for major nuclear medicine paediatric diagnostic procedures, replacing the previous card by Piepsz et al. and including a set of minimum activities.

RESULTS:

The activities to be administered result in weight-independent effective doses to the children. In addition, the introduction of minimum activities guarantees a minimum standard of image quality throughout Europe and avoids a variety of administered activities in children of the same weight in different countries, which was the case when using the previous EANM dosage card.

PMID:
17406866
DOI:
10.1007/s00259-007-0370-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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