Nuclear Medicine Safety

Male Child

The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the Society for Pediatric Radiology’s Board of Directors approved new North American Guidelines for Radiopharmaceutical Doses for Children. These societies have expanded their pediatric radiation protection initiative by standardizing doses (based on body weight) for 11 nuclear medicine procedures commonly performed in children.

The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging has helped in this effort and will support efforts to promote the new, lower radiopharmaceutical doses. These standards are policy now at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and used daily. Learn more about nuclear medicine safety.