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EANM Guidelines

In here links to some of the EANM/ESC guidelines are provided. Please follow the link of the desired application.

The European procedural guidelines for radionuclide imaging of myocardial perfusion and viability are presented in 13 sections covering patient information, radiopharmaceuticals, injected activities and dosimetry, stress tests, imaging protocols and acquisition, quality control and reconstruction methods, gated studies and attenuation scatter compensation, data analysis, reports and image display, and positron emission tomography.

Radionuclide imaging protocols of cardiac function represent a number of well-validated techniques providing an accurate assessment of right (RV) and left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF), regional wall motion, thickening and LV volumes.

The joint EANM/ESC guidelines provide recommendations on the use of first-pass and equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography, gated myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, gated PET, and studies with non-imaging devices for the evaluation of cardiac ejection function. The included items herewith are subdivided into 11 sections: clinical indications, radiopharmaceuticals and dosimetry, study acquisition protocols, RV EF, LV EF, LV volumes, LV regional function, LV diastolic function, image display and analysis and reporting. Reference normal values of the RVEF, LVEF and LV volumes are also provided.