Establishment of a national program for quality control of nuclear medicine instrumentation

J Nucl Med Technol. 2008 Dec;36(4):203-6. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.108.053504. Epub 2008 Nov 13.


Monitoring the quality of instrumentation used in nuclear medicine is mandatory to guarantee the clinical efficacy of medical practice. A national program for the quality control of nuclear medicine instruments was established in Cuba and was certified and approved by the regulatory authorities. The program, which establishes official regulations and audit services, sets up educational activities, distributes technical documentation, and maintains a national phantom bank, constitutes a valuable and useful tool to guarantee the quality of nuclear medicine instrumentation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cuba
  • Government Programs / organization & administration*
  • Nuclear Medicine / instrumentation*
  • Nuclear Medicine / standards*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Radionuclide Imaging / instrumentation*
  • Radionuclide Imaging / standards*