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?
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.
Written by Josh Nunez
Josh Nunez is the Product Manager for Molecular Imaging Equipment at Block Imaging. He is also a husband, father of 5, athlete, and literature and photography buff. Josh is energized by developing an understanding of each customer’s unique imaging needs and overcoming the challenge of helping find them the perfect equipment match.