(18)F-NaF PET/CT: EANM procedure guidelines for bone imaging

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2015 Oct;42(11):1767-1777. doi: 10.1007/s00259-015-3138-y. Epub 2015 Jul 23.


The aim of this guideline is to provide minimum standards for the performance and interpretation of (18)F-NaF PET/CT scans. Standard acquisition and interpretation of nuclear imaging modalities will help to provide consistent data acquisition and numeric values between different platforms and institutes and to promote the use of PET/CT modality as an established diagnostic modality in routine clinical practice. This will also improve the value of scientific work and its contribution to evidence-based medicine.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Transport
  • Bone Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging*
  • Documentation
  • Fluorine Radioisotopes
  • Humans
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Multimodal Imaging / adverse effects
  • Multimodal Imaging / methods*
  • Positron-Emission Tomography / adverse effects
  • Positron-Emission Tomography / methods*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Quality Control
  • Radiometry
  • Research Design
  • Safety
  • Societies, Medical*
  • Sodium Fluoride* / metabolism
  • Sodium Fluoride* / pharmacokinetics
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / adverse effects
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*


  • Fluorine Radioisotopes
  • Sodium Fluoride