The new EANM paediatric dosage card

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2007 May;34(5):796-798. doi: 10.1007/s00259-007-0370-0. Epub 2007 Apr 4.


Introduction: In a recent publication, Jacobs et al. proposed the use of three tracer-dependent dosage cards for paediatric nuclear medicine.

Materials and methods: Based upon this work, the EANM dosimetry and paediatrics committees introduce a condensed and revised version of this dosage card for major nuclear medicine paediatric diagnostic procedures, replacing the previous card by Piepsz et al. and including a set of minimum activities.

Results: The activities to be administered result in weight-independent effective doses to the children. In addition, the introduction of minimum activities guarantees a minimum standard of image quality throughout Europe and avoids a variety of administered activities in children of the same weight in different countries, which was the case when using the previous EANM dosage card.

MeSH terms

  • Body Burden
  • Body Weight*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / standards*
  • Nuclear Medicine / methods*
  • Pediatrics / methods
  • Phantoms, Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography / instrumentation
  • Positron-Emission Tomography / methods*
  • Positron-Emission Tomography / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radioisotopes / pharmacokinetics
  • Radioisotopes / standards*
  • Radiometry / methods*


  • Radioisotopes