Nuclear medicine and cardiology: The position of the Union of European Medical Specialists/Section of Nuclear Medicine

Bernard D. Bok, Alberto Cuocolo, Michel De Roo

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Abstract

This paper summarizes a communication presented at the Second International Conference of Nuclear Cardiology, held in Cannes on 23-26 April 1995. The general evolution of nuclear medicine in Europe is examined within the context of European Union Directives, and the role of the Union of European Medical Specialists/Section of Nuclear Medicine is discussed. Thereafter consideration is given to the technical aspects of cardiovascular nuclear medicine procedures, and the situation with respect to such procedures in European countries is examined. In most European countries, nuclear medicine is a recognized specialty, while 'nuclear cardiology' does not exist in its own right. In general, only nuclear medicine specialists have the responsibility for radionuclide studies, and most cardiovascular studies are performed under the direct responsibility of a licensed nuclear medicine specialist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-497
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal Of Nuclear Medicine
Volume23
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular nuclear medicine
  • European Union
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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