CME Sessions at EANM’05

EANM’05 – CME Session XII

October 19, 2005, 08:00 – 09:30
Quality and Regulatory issues in Nuclear Medicine

Moderator: A. Britten (London)
Co-Moderator: H. Bergmann (Vienna)

S. Ebdon-Jackson (London):
The Regulatory position in Europe: a British perspective
C. Chiesa (Milan):
Quality issues with Nuclear Medicine equipment: Gamma Cameras
H. Bergmann (Vienna):
Quality issues with Nuclear Medicine equipment: PET and PET/CT


Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be able to:

  1. To understand the European regulatory issues relating to Nuclear Medicine, with an example of how they have been implemented in a member country. To relate the implications of the regulations to practice, particularly with regard to satisfying inspectors charged with auditing and enforcing compliance with law.
  2. To understand the Quality Control issues with modern gamma camera systems, covering planar, SPECT and attenuation correction equipment performance. To understand what is involved in a practical Quality Control schedule, and currently accepted methods of Quality Control.
  3. To understand the Quality Control issues in PET and PET/CT, and what practices and procedures are required for clinical and research use of these systems.


This course will cover aspects of the regulatory position regarding Nuclear Medicine in the EU, and how this may affect departments through official audit and enforcement agencies.
The needs of modern equipment for Quality Control will be covered, both for Gamma Cameras, PET and PET/CT systems. The test methods, practical issues and recommendations will given.

Key Words:

  1. Regulations
  2. Radiation Protection
  3. Gamma Camera Quality Control
  4. PET
  5. PET/CT Quality Control
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