CTE Sessions at EANM’13

EANM’13 – Mini Course III

October 20, 2013, 17:00 – 18:00
Dose Reduction

Chairpersons: G. Testanera (Rozzano), A. Resende Geão (Ramada)

K. Bacher (Ghent):
The Importance of Understanding Dosing
M. Lassmann (Wuerzburg):
Dose Optimisation: A European Perspective

Educational objectives:

  1. Explain how dose administered to patient is measured in NM diagnostic procedures
  2. Understand which criteria are used to define them as tolerable
  3. Acknowledge which criteria and methods are used in Europe to optimise dose administered to patients
  4. Confront European standard and rationale with other countries outside Europe


Patient dose reduction in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures is one of the most popular and controversial issue in Nuclear Medicine today. It is also a topic in the spotlight of public opinion debate and not only topic of discussion for specialists in the fields.
In this minicourse the focus will be on understanding which instruments are used to measure dose administered, which are dose limits and by which criteria are established.
Principle for dose reduction will be introduced and also difficulties will be introduced and discussed.
The second talk will focus on European standards, principle and methods for dose reduction. These will be confronted with other countries outside Europe to have wider picture of how the problem of lowering dose to patient is faced in the world.

There will be also some insight on how Nuclear Medicine technologist daily practice may help in dose to patient reduction.

Key Words:

Dose Optimisation, Dose Reduction, Standards, Criteria, Diagnostic Procedure, Nuclear Medicine Technologists

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