Image WiselyNuclear medicine exams help save lives every day, but radiation dose from these exams remains among the highest in medicine.

Image Wisely® — in collaboration with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), SNMMI Technologist Section and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology — has created easily accessible online educational materials to help providers use the lowest radiopharmaceutical dose necessary to perform nuclear medicine exams.

This collaborative initiative illustrates the commitment by those in the medical imaging community to ensure that medical protocols keep pace with advancing technology and that we continue to put patient safety and quality of care above all.

The new Image Wisely nuclear medicine initiative urges nuclear medicine providers to:

  • Perform nuclear medicine procedures only when clinically indicated
  • Individualize administered doses based on the specific clinical task
  • Employ maneuvers to minimize radiation dose
  • Familiarize themselves with recommended administered activities