Appropriate use criteria for ventilation-perfusion imaging in pulmonary embolism: Summary and excerpts

Alan D. Waxman, Marika Bajc, Michael Brown, Frederic H. Fahey, Leonard M. Freeman, Linda B. Haramati, Peter Julien, Grégoire Le Gal, Brian Neilly, Joseph Rabin, Gabriel Soudry, Victor Tapson, Sam Torbati, Julie Kauffman, Sukhjeet Ahuja, Kevin Donohoe

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From the Newsline editor: Appropriate use criteria (AUC) are statements that contain indications describing when and how often an intervention should be performed under the optimal combination of scientific evidence, clinical judgment, and patient values while avoiding unnecessary provisions of services. SNMMI is a qualified provider-led entity under the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria program for advanced diagnostic imaging, allowing referring physicians to use SNMMI AUC to fulfill the requirements of the 2014 Protecting Access to Medicare Act. SNMMI follows a balanced multidisciplinary approach to guidance development by including various stakeholders in the development process. For background and a detailed explanation of this development process, see aspx?ItemNumber515665. The complete text of the AUC is available at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13N-15N
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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