ARSAC Notes for Guidance: good clinical practice in nuclear medicine

Guidance on certification and best use of radiopharmaceuticals and sealed radioactive sources in diagnosis, treatment or research.


Notes for Guidance on the Clinical Administration of Radiopharmaceuticals and use of sealed Radioactive Sources

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This guidance to good clinical practice for nuclear medicine in the UK is the advice of the Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC).

The guide includes advice on ARSAC certificates to help health professionals fill in ARSAC application forms.

January 2017 edition

There have been a number of changes since the revision last year, these include:

  • details of transfers of certificates
  • revision of thyroid blocking guidance
  • inclusion of additional PET radiopharmaceuticals in Appendix I
  • amendment to the DRL for serial 43a3xiv
  • addition of serial 43w70 Tc99m HYNIC-Ty3-octreotide
  • changes to functional groups for sentinel lymph node biopsy serials for breast and melanoma
  • a revised summary of the legislation most relevant to nuclear medicine practice
Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 22 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Uploaded the 2017 edition of guidance.
  2. January 2016 update to guidance.
  3. First published.