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Establishing a New Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Program: Roles of the Medical Physicist

Jessica Clements

J Clements1*, (1) Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Dallas, TX

SU-A-Salon BCD-2 Sunday 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM Room: Salon BCD

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) is a molecular breast Imaging (MBI) procedure using a high-resolution and small field-of-view gamma camera. In addition to breast-specific imaging, the camera may be used for general nuclear medicine procedures. This presentation will update medical physicists of their responsibilities for supporting this system, including a review of the technology and clinical advantages, regulatory aspects for radioactive materials use, acceptance and quality control testing procedures, and how to obtain accreditation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) technology and clinical advantages.
2. Understand radioactive materials licensing issues and training for staff and physicians.
3. Learn about medical physicist acceptance testing and quality control procedures.
4. Understand the process to receive accreditation.

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