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Does NEMA Standard XR-29 Apply to PET/CT?

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If you own or operate a PET/CT, the moment you heard about NEMA standard XR-29 for CT scanners, your eyebrows, your ears, and the little hairs on the back of your neck probably all shot up in unison, and you thought: "Does that apply to my equipment too?" 

Since we originally published this article in 2014, current and prospective PET/CT users have continued to ask us this same question. Back then, there wasn't a lot of clarity to be had. Now, however, with XR-29 non-compliance penalties in full swing, the answers are in the open. Watch the brief clip below for an explanation of how NEMA XR-29 affects PET/CT equipment.

Does XR-29 affect PET/CT?

What Does XR-29 Mean for PET/CT?

The Takeaway

If your plans for PET/CT scanner usage will rarely (or never) include diagnostic CT scans, XR-29 compliance may be a non-issue for your system. If, however, you intend to dual-purpose your PET/CT on a regular basis, you'll want to make sure you meet the requirements of the standard. We're here to help! You can use the link below to learn how to self-check your system.