Go with the Guidelines to "Child-Size" Radiopharmaceutical Dose
As children may be more sensitive to radiation received from medical imaging scans than adults, and cumulative radiation exposure to their smaller bodies could, over time, have adverse effects, physicians who perform nuclear medicine imaging exams on children are urged to:
- Download the 2016 Pediatric Imaging Poster to post in your facility!
- Create high-quality images with low radiation dose.
» SNMMI's Dose Optimization website has a library of resources and cutting-edge information.
- Determine the appropriate radiopharmaceutical dose by body weight.
» With a Pediatric Injected Activity Tool available on SNMMI's Dose Optimization website, you can specify the nuclear medicine procedure and the pediatric patient’s weight to find the recommended administered activity for the patient.
- Visit the Image Gently site for infomation, education, and patient resources on pediatric imaging in general.