EFOMP Working Group on PET/CT AND PET/MR QC Protocol - Final composition
Publication Date: Apr 1st, 2020 11:03, Category: EFOMP Announcements
After a successful call on new Working Group (WG) entitled “PET/CT and PET/MR QC Protocol” EFOMP is proud to announce, that the final composition was approved according to EFOMP procedures. The WG is ready to operate under Scientific Committee from April 2020 to April 2022. The chair of the WG is Dr Roberta Matheoud (IT).
The rationale of the WG: The literature on routine Quality Controls in PET/CT scanners is out-of-date or no more valid, especially in the light of the new PET/CT tomographs. The scenario for PET/MRI quality controls is even worse, because of the lack of dedicated quality controls recom-mendations on these hybrid scanners. Thus, there is a demanding need for guidelines that identify a set of routine quality controls to perform on up-to-date PET/CT and PET/MRI scanners. The set of quality controls devised should have the characteristics of being simple and easy to realize. Reference and tolerance values will also be defined. The execution of these QC would guarantee the operation of PET/CT and PET/MRI scanners under optimal conditions ensuring the best per-formance in routine clinical tasks.
The expected outcome is a PET/CT and PET/MR QC Protocol document which will provide recommendations for the medical physics community (EFOMP & NMOs).