Education and Preparation for Nuclear Medicine Procedures in Neuroendocrine Tumor Patients Abstract #2028

Introduction: In 2007, a coalition of health care organizations formed around the a unified goal of improving imaging safety and quality for adults (Image Wisely) and children (Image Gently). In 2008, the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNMMI) joined this coalition, embracing its role in providing outreach to the patient community. The Society has created an annual patient program to reach patients and caregivers, and is continually seeking input from the patient community to improve the program and other online educational resources.
Aim(s): A survey was developed by SNMMI in consultation with its Patient Advocacy Advisory Board to help SNMMI members to better understand current practice and future needs regarding patient care and concerns on radiation exposure.
Materials and methods: An online survey was completed by over 700 patients and caregivers in May 2017. 30% of the survey respondents identified as NET patients. Patients were asked to rank how safe they felt nuclear imaging and therapy are on a scale of 1-5 (1 being very safe, 5 being unsafe).
Conference: 15th Annual ENETS conference (2018)
Category: Nuclear Medicine - Imaging and Therapy (PRRT)
Presenting Author: Josh Mailman

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