Two scientific committees (physics & dosimetry) of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) commented on the draft 'Radiation Protection 162: radiation criteria for acceptability of radiological equipment used in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy' (RP 162). This document updates and extends the acceptability criteria mentioned in 'Radiation Protection 91' and is an important means to further improve the quality of medical procedures involving ionising radiation. While the EANM committees support the presented framework as described in the introductory chapter, they have suggested substantial changes to the specific suspension levels for nuclear medicine equipment. During the revision process, an agreed consensus position was reached. The EANM considers RP 162 a significant improvement of RP 91 and endorses the document.
Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 2013, Vol 153, Issue 2, p. 166-9