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Reporting nuclear cardiology: a joint position paper by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).

Trägårdh, Elin LU ; Hesse, Birger; Knuuti, Juhani; Flotats, Albert; Kaufmann, Philipp A; Kitsiou, Anastasia; Hacker, Marcus; Verberne, Hein J; Edenbrandt, Lars LU and Delgado, Victoria, et al. (2015) In European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging 16(3). p.272-279
Abstract
The report of an imaging procedure is a critical component of an examination, being the final and often the only communication from the interpreting physician to the referring or treating physician. Very limited evidence and few recommendations or guidelines on reporting imaging studies are available; therefore, an European position statement on how to report nuclear cardiology might be useful. The current paper combines the limited existing evidence with expert consensus, previously published recommendations as well as current clinical practices. For all the applications discussed in this paper (myocardial perfusion, viability, innervation, and function as acquired by single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission... (More)
The report of an imaging procedure is a critical component of an examination, being the final and often the only communication from the interpreting physician to the referring or treating physician. Very limited evidence and few recommendations or guidelines on reporting imaging studies are available; therefore, an European position statement on how to report nuclear cardiology might be useful. The current paper combines the limited existing evidence with expert consensus, previously published recommendations as well as current clinical practices. For all the applications discussed in this paper (myocardial perfusion, viability, innervation, and function as acquired by single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography or hybrid imaging), headings cover laboratory and patient demographics, clinical indication, tracer administration and image acquisition, findings, and conclusion of the report. The statement also discusses recommended terminology in nuclear cardiology, image display, and preliminary reports. It is hoped that this statement may lead to more attention to create well-written and standardized nuclear cardiology reports and eventually lead to improved clinical outcome. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The report of an imaging procedure is a critical component of an examination, being the final and often the only communication from the interpreting physician to the referring or treating physician. Very limited evidence and few recommendations or guidelines on reporting imaging studies are available; therefore, an European position statement on how to report nuclear cardiology might be useful. The current paper combines the limited existing evidence with expert consensus, previously published recommendations as well as current clinical practices. For all the applications discussed in this paper (myocardial perfusion, viability, innervation, and function as acquired by single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography or hybrid imaging), headings cover laboratory and patient demographics, clinical indication, tracer administration and image acquisition, findings, and conclusion of the report. The statement also discusses recommended terminology in nuclear cardiology, image display, and preliminary reports. It is hoped that this statement may lead to more attention to create well-written and standardized nuclear cardiology reports and eventually lead to improved clinical outcome.},
  author       = {Trägårdh, Elin and Hesse, Birger and Knuuti, Juhani and Flotats, Albert and Kaufmann, Philipp A and Kitsiou, Anastasia and Hacker, Marcus and Verberne, Hein J and Edenbrandt, Lars and Delgado, Victoria and Donal, Erwan and Edvardsen, Thor and Galderisi, Maurizio and Habib, Gilbert and Lancellotti, Patrizio and Nieman, Koen and Rosenhek, Raphael and Agostini, Denis and Gimelli, Alessia and Lindner, Oliver and Slart, Riemert and Übleis, Christopher},
  issn         = {2047-2412},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {272--279},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging},
  title        = {Reporting nuclear cardiology: a joint position paper by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jeu304},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2015},
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