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SNM Guidelines for Other Organs

In here links are provided to some of the SNM Practice Management Procedure Guidelines for various systems and organs. 

These procedure guidelines help to identify those elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs.

Please follow the links below to the desired application.

The purpose of this procedure guideline is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in recommending, performing, interpreting, and reporting the results of hepatobiliary scintigraphy in adults and children. The goal of hepatobiliary scintigraphy is to provide diagnostic and management assistance to physicians who are involved in the care of patients with liver and biliary system ailments.

The purpose of this guideline is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting the results of gastric-emptying and motility studies in adults. 
The use of a 99mTc-sulfur colloid in a radiolabelled test meal is described.

The purpose of this guideline is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in recommending, performing, interpreting, and reporting hepatic and splenic imaging studies. This includes liver-spleen imaging, liver blood pool imaging, hepatic artery perfusion imaging and splenic imaging.

The purpose of this guideline is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting the results of the 14C urea breath test. It consists of the oral administration of 14C urea, followed by sampling of the exhaled breath at timed intervals. The breath samples are then analyzed in a liquid scintillation counter.

The purpose of this guideline is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in recommending, performing, interpreting, and reporting the results of gastrointestinal bleeding and Meckel’s diverticulum scintigraphy. Gastrointestinal bleeding scintigraphy is performed in patients suspected of active gastrointestinal bleeding using Tc-99m labeled red blood cells (RBCs).