HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
SNM collaboration yields diagnostic nuclear medicine guide for compliance with NRC regulations

Reston, VA....The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) announced today the release of a unique, one-stop reference work for diagnostic nuclear medicine professionals who want to bring their departments and institutions into compliance with recently revised federal regulations governing the medical use of byproduct material. Guide for Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine, published by the SNM and authored by Jeffry A. Siegel, PhD, represents the first major joint effort between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC; Bethesda, MD) and a stakeholder organization whose members' professional practices are regulated by NRC rules.

The new NRC regulations under 10 CFR Part 35 (Medical Use of Byproduct Material) became effective October 24, 2002, and govern the medical use and licensing of byproduct materials across the spectrum of diagnostic practice. The revised rule is intended to be less prescriptive than the current rule. The most significant change, according to Siegel, is "a new emphasis on risk-informed, performance-based approaches that focus not on procedures but on outcomes." Since the first use of nuclear medicine in the United States in the 1940s, more than one-third of a billion doses have been administered to patients, with unparalleled safety and almost no adverse events. In structuring the new regulations, the NRC took this low risk into account by eliminating or decreasing the prescriptiveness of the regulations that apply to diagnostic nuclear medicine. Instead, the NRC is relying on a performance-based approach that emphasizes not a step-by-step adherence to "best practices" but a consistent level of performance outcomes by institutions at which nuclear medicine is practiced.

"With this changed focus, we knew that it would be useful for practitioners to have a stand-alone document that suggests appropriate operating policies and sample procedures for compliance with the revised Part 35 and with other NRC regulations," says Siegel, who is chair of t
'"/>

Contact: Becky Haines
Bhaines@snm.org
703-708-9000
Society of Nuclear Medicine
30-Oct-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Houston meeting kicks off collaboration to advance cancer research
2. Novartis announces collaboration with Bayer for EMSELEX
3. Call for national collaboration on medical education research
4. Former President George Bush joins leaders from cancer community to announce historic collaboration
5. University of Pittsburgh and French National Institute begin scientific collaboration
6. Nordic collaboration gives new insights into adjuvant chemotherapy
7. UCSD-TCAG collaboration to focus on transformation of genome-based knowledge into health benefits
8. $15 million grant spurs cancer collaboration; M. D. Anderson, University of Puerto Rico
9. UNC Center for AIDS Research database collaboration with SAS also helping patient care
10. NIH-funded UCSD rheumatic diseases center to facilitate collaboration, speed discoveries
11. New rapid anthrax test developed through collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Roche Diagnostics. Test, which provides results in less than one hour, will be made available to United States laboratories

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented ... the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is ... events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), ... will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual ... Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing ... open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in ... to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today provided an ... Puerto Rico , where the company ... Following a comprehensive onsite assessment, ... damage, temporary loss of power and minimal water damage ... operations have resumed, and the company expects to return ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: ... drug administration, today shared the results of a study ... the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study results ... May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach , Clinical ... Organization (WHO), and recently published in the journal ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... ROSEMONT, Ill. , Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) ... than opioids – to be used as a ... post-surgical pain. ... relationship, the AAOMS White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: