TABLE 1

Characteristics of All 121 Sites and the Subset of 82 Sites Performing Pediatric Nuclear Medicine

All 121Subset of 82
CharacteristicnDatanData
Location of hospital
 Total11981
 Rural (population, <30,000)32.5%22.5%
 Suburban (population, 30,000–500,000)5747.9%3948.2%
 Urban (population, >500,000)5949.6%4049.4%
Hospital type
 Total12182
 Community hospital, nonteaching2722.3%1214.6%
 Community hospital, teaching6251.3%4554.9%
 Large academic hospital3125.6%2429.3%
 Government-affiliated hospital10.8%11.2%
Affiliated with medical school?
 Total12082
 No5848.3%3846.3%
 Yes6251.7%4453.7%
Residents in hospital?
 Total11681
 No3025.9%1721.0%
 Yes8674.1%6479.0%
Medical students in hospital?
 Total11581
 No2824.4%1721.0%
 Yes8776.6%6479.0%
No. of physicians in nuclear medicine department
 Total1217.1 (11.46)827.9 (10.87)
No. of nuclear technologists in nuclear medicine department
 Total1018.0 (5.73)798.4 (5.86)
No. of nuclear medicine studies annually
 Total10179
 <3,0002120.8%1417.7%
 3,000–6,0005554.5%4557.0%
 6,0002524.8%2025.3%
Nuclear medicine studies on children performed at hospital?
 Total104
 No2120.2%
 Yes8379.8%
No. of nuclear medicine studies on children annually
 Total72189.0 (389.39)71191.5 (391.57)
Familiarity with doses recommended by 2010 guidelines?
 Total49
 No2142.9%
 Yes2857.1%
Familiarity with Image Gently or “Go with the Guidelines”?
 Total51
 No917.7%
 Yes4282.3%
Any imaging protocol altered because of guidelines?
 Total51
 No2345.1%
 Yes2854.9%
  • n indicates number of respondents, and data are expressed as percentage or as mean followed by SD in parentheses.