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JNMT (September 2012) SNM Practice Guideline for Brain Death Scintigraphy 2.0
JNMT, September 2012, Volume 40, Number 3

JNMT (September 2012) SNM Practice Guideline for Brain Death Scintigraphy 2.0
JNMT, September 2012, Volume 40, Number 3

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Release Date: September 1, 2012
Expiration Date: September 30, 2015


Kevin J. Donohoe1 (Chair), Garima Agrawal2, Kirk A. Frey3, Victor H. Gerbaudo4, Giuliano Mariani5, James S. Nagel6, Barry L. Shulkin7, Michael G. Stabin8, and Margaret K. Stokes1

1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; 2Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, Missouri; 3University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan; 4Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; 5University of Pisa Medical School, Pisa, Italy; 6VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts; 7St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; and 8Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

The purpose of this guideline is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in recommending, performing, interpreting, and reporting the results of brain perfusion imaging to assist in confirming the diagnosis of brain death.

The goal of this guideline is to describe some of the elements common to optimal performance of brain death scintigraphy.

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