Wed, Aug 17|
How to Protect Yourself During Nuclear Scans Webinar
Do you know how to advocate for yourself or a loved one during a nuclear medicine scan? Join us for a Patients for Safer Nuclear Medicine Coalition webinar that will give you the facts about nuclear scans, including a scan error called extravasation.
Time & Location
Aug 17, 2022, 10:30 AM EDT
About the event
Millions of Americans get nuclear scans for cancer, heart problems, and brain diseases every year. Extravasations occur when a radioactive drug is accidentally injected into healthy arm tissue instead of a vein prior to a nuclear scan. Extravasations are medical errors but there are no federal rules that require hospitals and clinics to report them - not even to the patient.
During this webinar you will learn what an extravasation is, hear from a patient who experienced an extravasation, and get the information you need to protect yourself during a scan.
After registering here, you will receive an additional registration form via email. To receive details and join the webinar, you must complete the form.
Patients for Safer Nuclear Medicine is a coalition of patient advocacy organizations and corporate partners dedicated to ensuring the safety of nuclear medicine scans. In particular, the coalition is seeking to require the reporting of significant extravasations. It is estimated that a significant extravasation occurs an average of once a minute in the U.S. Learn more at www.safernuclearmedicine.org.