Guidelines/Publications

Presentations:

4th Annual KSNMMI Conference, Kuwait, 16.03-18.03.2014: At the KSNMMI (Kuwait Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Conference G. Testanera, Chair of the EANM Technologists Committee, gave a presentation on the EARL FDG-PET/CT Accreditation Programme: Imaging standards for clinical studies

EANM´13, Lyon, France, 19.10-23.10.2013: R. Boellaard gave two presentations within the "EARL Session": 
Part 1: The EARL FDG-PET/CT Accreditation Programme & Guideline Developments: Results of more than 65 Successfully Accredited Sites and Future Perspectives
Part 2: The EARL FDG-PET/CT Accreditation Programme – Easily implemented and performed  

 

Publications:

Quantitative implications of the updated EARL 2019 PET-CT performance standards.​
​Kaalep A, Burggraaff CN, Pieplenbosch S, Verwer EE, Sera T, Zijlstra J, Hoekstra OS, Oprea-Lager DE, Boellaard R.​
​EJNMMI Phys. 2019 Dec 26;6(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s40658-019-0257-8.​

Huizing DMV, Koopman D, van Dalen JA, Gotthardt M, Boellaard R, Sera T, Sinaasappel M, Stokkel MPM, de Wit-van der Veen BJ.
Multicentre Quantitative 68Ga PET/CT Performance Harmonisation
EJNMMI Phys. 2019 Nov 8; 6 (1):19.​

Updating PET/CT performance standards and PET/CT interpretation criteria should go hand in hand.​​
Boellaard R, Sera T, Kaalep A, Hoekstra OS, Barrington SF, Zijlstra JM.​
​EJNMMI Res. 2019 Oct 29;9(1):95. doi: 10.1186/s13550-019-0565-y.​

Feasibility of PET/CT system performance harmonisation for quantitative multicentre 89Zr studies.​​
Kaalep A, Huisman M, Sera T, Vugts D, Boellaard R; EARL; EATRIS; TRISTAN Consortium (#IB4SD-116106).​
​EJNMMI Phys. 2018 Nov 21;5(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s40658-018-0226-7.​

Feasibility of state of the art PET/CT systems performance harmonisation.​​
Kaalep A, Sera T, Rijnsdorp S, Yaqub M, Talsma A, Lodge MA, Boellaard R.​
​Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2018 Jul;45(8):1344-1361. doi: 10.1007/s00259-018-3977-4. Epub 2018 Mar 2.​

EANM/EARL FDG-PET/CT accreditation - summary results from the first 200 accredited imaging systems.​​
Kaalep A*, Sera T*, Oyen W, Krause BJ, Chiti A, Liu Y, Boellaard R.​ (*both authors contributed equally)
​Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2018 Mar;45(3):412-422. doi: 10.1007/s00259-017-3853-7. Epub 2017 Dec 1.​ 

Aide N, Lasnon C, Veit-Haibach P, Sera T, Sattler B, Boellaard R.
EANM/EARL harmonization strategies in PET quantification: from daily practice to multicentre oncological studies
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017 Aug;44 (Suppl 1): 17-31. 

Lamare F. Standardization in PET/CT Imaging Using EARL FDG-PET/CT Accreditation. Article published in GEHC MI Clarity Magazine; October 2013

Ettinger S on behalf of the EARL Scientific Advisory Board. High quality is no coincidence. It is our commitment! Article published in GEHC MI Clarity Magazine; October 2013

Boellaard R, Hristova I, Ettinger S, Sera T, Stroobants S, Chiti A, Bauer A, Tatsch K, Verzijlbergen F, Oyen W. EARL FDG-PET/CT accreditation program: Feasibility, overview and results of first 55 successfully accredited sites. J Nucl Med 2013; 54 (Suppl. 2): 2052 Abstract (PW) Poster

Boellaard R, Hristova I, Ettinger S, Stroobants S, Chiti A, Bauer A, Tatsch K, Bourguet P, Bean J, Oyen W. Initial experience with the EANM accreditation procedure of FDG PET/CT devices. Eur. J. Cancer 2011; 47 (Suppl. 4):S8 Abstract (OP) Poster

 

Guidelines:

EARL procedure for assessing PET/CT system specific patient FDG activity preparations for quantitative FDG PET/CT studies. Date: April 2013

FDG PET/CT: EANM procedure guidelines for tumour imaging: version 2.0. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2015)

 


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