Published Online: May 6, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.483
Author Contributions: Drs Einstein and Shaw had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Einstein, Tilkemeier, and Shaw. Acquisition of data: Einstein. Analysis and interpretation of data: Einstein, Tilkemeier, Fazel, Rakotoarivelo, and Shaw. Drafting of the manuscript: Einstein, Tilkemeier, and Shaw. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Einstein, Tilkemeier, Fazel, Rakotoarivelo, and Shaw. Statistical analysis: Einstein, Rakotoarivelo, and Shaw. Administrative, technical, and material support: Shaw. Study supervision: Einstein, Tilkemeier, and Shaw.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Einstein has received research grants from GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, and Spectrum Dynamics; has received a speakers fee from Spectrum Dynamics; and has served as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency and Radiation Effects Research Foundation. Dr Shaw discloses being past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, for which Emory University received partial salary support for her.
Funding/Support: Dr Einstein was supported in part by a Victoria and Esther Aboodi Assistant Professorship and a Herbert Irving Assistant Professorship.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors were not involved in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Previous Presentation: The study was presented in part at the 13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association; May 14-15, 2012; Glasgow, Scotland.
Additional Contributions: The authors gratefully acknowledge John Mahmarian, MD, for insightful and detailed comments on an earlier version of the manuscript, as well as for his leadership and advice during the publication process, and Patty Reames, RTR, CNMT, NCT, FASNC, for contributing her important perspective as a nuclear medicine technologist and practice manager to the development and conduct of the survey.