The new EANM paediatric dosage card: additional notes with respect to F-18

  • M. Lassmann
  • L. Biassoni
  • M. Monsieurs
  • C. Franzius
  • EANM Dosimetry and Paediatrics Committees
Short Communication

Abstract

Introduction

The previously published European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) paediatric dosage card recommends 70 MBq F-18 or F-18 Fluoro-2-Deoxyglucose (F-18-FDG) as the “minimum recommended activity”.

Discussion

Two recent publications demonstrate that when utilising F-18-labelled radiopharmaceuticals the administration of lower activities for small children is possible without losing image quality.

Conclusion

In the light of these findings the EANM dosimetry and paediatrics committee have decided to reduce the value for the “minimum recommended activity” for both F-18 and F-18-FDG to 26 MBq for 2D- and 14 MBq for 3D-acquisitions.

Keywords

Paediatrics Dosimetry Diagnostic procedures Nuclear medicine Radionuclide 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lassmann
    • 1
  • L. Biassoni
    • 2
  • M. Monsieurs
    • 3
  • C. Franzius
    • 4
  • EANM Dosimetry and Paediatrics Committees
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Nuklearmedizin der Universität WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyGreat Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK
  3. 3.Health and Safety Department, Health PhysicsGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  4. 4.MR-and PET/CT-centre Bremen-MitteBremenGermany

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