International guidance on the establishment of quality assurance programmes for radioactivity measurement in nuclear medicine

Appl Radiat Isot. 2006 Oct-Nov;64(10-11):1142-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2006.02.012. Epub 2006 Aug 28.


A new guidance document for the implementation of quality assurance (QA) programmes for nuclear medicine radioactivity measurement, produced by the International Atomic Energy Agency, is described. The proposed programme is based on the principles of ISO 17025 and will enable laboratories, particularly in developing countries, to provide consistent, safe and effective radioactivity measurement services to the nuclear medicine community.

MeSH terms

  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • International Cooperation*
  • Nuclear Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiation Monitoring / methods
  • Radiation Monitoring / standards*
  • Radiation Protection / methods
  • Radiation Protection / standards*
  • Radioisotopes / analysis
  • Reference Standards
  • Safety Management / methods
  • Safety Management / organization & administration*


  • Radioisotopes