What Patients Should Know


When scheduled for a nuclear medicine procedure, patients should inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their examination will be performed.

Nuclear Certificate

Patients can rely on accreditation as an indication that the facility where their examination will be performed has proven a commitment to providing quality Nuclear/PET testing. Patients can rest assured that accredited facilities have been carefully critiqued on all aspects of their operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of nuclear medicine.

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The Certificate of Accreditation (sample shown above) and the new IAC Seal of Accreditation Decal (sample shown below) are two easy ways for patients to identify an IAC Nuclear/PET accredited facility!

Accreditation Decal

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to Nuclear/PET, which include physicians, technologists and medical physicists.

In addition, several insurance companies require their providers of Nuclear/PET services to be accredited. However, patients should remain vigilant in making sure that their nuclear medicine procedures are performed within accredited facilities, because for many facilities it remains a voluntary process.

Types of Nuclear Medicine Exams

Use the links below to learn more about the different types of vascular exams.

Excerpts of this information are taken, with permission, from the following sources (each sponsoring organizations of the IAC Nuclear/PET):

  • Reprinted by permission of the Society of Nuclear Medicine from "What Is Nuclear Medicine?" Patient Pamphlet.
  • The World Molecular Imaging Society's (formally the Academy of Molecular Imaging) copyrighted, printed patient information brochure entitled "Power of Molecular Imaging."