EANM procedural guidelines for radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging with SPECT and SPECT/CT: 2015 revision

Hein J. Verberne, Wanda Acampa, Constantinos Anagnostopoulos, Jim Ballinger, Frank Bengel, Pieter De Bondt, Ronny R. Buechel, Alberto Cuocolo, Berthe L F van Eck-Smit, Albert Flotats, Marcus Hacker, Cecilia Hindorf, Philip A. Kaufmann, Oliver Lindner, Michael Ljungberg, Markus Lonsdale, Alain Manrique, David Minarik, Arthur J H A Scholte, Riemer H J A SlartElin Trägårdh, Tim C. de Wit, Birger Hesse

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Since the publication of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) procedural guidelines for radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in 2005, many small and some larger steps of progress have been made, improving MPI procedures. In this paper, the major changes from the updated 2015 procedural guidelines are highlighted, focusing on the important changes related to new instrumentation with improved image information and the possibility to reduce radiation exposure, which is further discussed in relation to the recent developments of new International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) models. Introduction of the selective coronary vasodilator regadenoson and the use of coronary CT-contrast agents for hybrid imaging with SPECT/CT angiography are other important areas for nuclear cardiology that were not included in the previous guidelines. A large number of minor changes have been described in more detail in the fully revised version available at the EANM home page: http://eanm.org/publications/guidelines/2015_07_EANM_FINAL_myocardial_perfusion_guideline.pdf.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1929-1940
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015


  • Guidelines
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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