EUROPEAN NUCLEAR MEDICINE GUIDE
In 2016, the incumbent Presidents of the UEMS/EBNM and the EANM initiated a project to develop a comprehensive, yet concise, nuclear medicine practice guide.
Only two years later, in October 2018, this ultimate hand book from and for the Nuclear Medicine Community was launched.
The European Nuclear Medicine Guide is a joint publication of UEMS/EBNM and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).
It offers an overview and description of a wide variety of nuclear medicine topics for professionals in the field, including:
- nuclear medicine related basic science and technical procedures
- in vivo imaging with radiopharmaceuticals
- hybrid/multimodality imaging
- radionuclide-guided surgery
- radionuclide therapy
- techniques related to nuclear physics in medicine
- medical applications of radiobiolgy and radiation protection
The European UEMS/EBNM Training Requirements for the Specialty of Nuclear Medicine (ETRs updated in April 2017) serve as the backbone of this document, ensuring its high relevance.
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EUROPEAN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SPECIALTY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
During the council of the UEMS held in Tel-Aviv, April 26-28, 2017, the Training Requirements for the Specialty of Nuclear Medicine have been discussed and officially endorsed. This document derives from the previous Chapter 6 of the Training Charter and provides definitions of specialist competencies and procedures as well as how to document and assess them. This document aims to provide the training requirements not only for trainees, but also for trainers and training institutions. Compared with the previous version, hybrid imaging is now fully integrated in the content of training with regard to both the theoretical knowledge and the practical and clinical skills. The document also contains appendices that list the nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed in the European Union.
THE CENTRAL ROLE OF MEDICAL DOCTORS
The European Medical organisations endorsed a statement on “The central role of medical doctors”: