A postal survey of UK nuclear medicine departments was undertaken to collate information on equipment, numbers of procedures and staffing levels for the years 1992 and 1993.
It was estimated that there are 235 sites undertaking nuclear medicine, the total number of procedures performed being some 490,000 in 1993 compared with 430,000 in 1989.
Informal investigation suggests that the increase is due to greater usage of myocardial perfusion and lung ventilation/perfusion studies.
Wide variations were noted in staffing levels, with only 22% of departments having medical cover of half-time equivalent or better : over 30% of departments have less than one consultant session per week.
Approximately 20% of departments claimed to have no physics input, with a further 20% having less than one session per week.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine nucléaire, Royaume Uni, Europe, Enquête, Activité professionnelle, Equipement, Personnel, Radiothérapie, Exploration radioisotopique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nuclear medicine, United Kingdom, Europe, Inquiry, Professional activity, Equipment, Personnel, Radiotherapy, Radionuclide study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0190323
Code Inist : 002B24B11. Création : 199608.