Evidence based medicine in nuclear medicine practice; Part I: Introduction, asking answerable questions and searching for the best evidence

Document Type : Short Communication


Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad, Iran



Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is a new approach to patient management which incorporates best evidence with the clinical expertise of the health care providers. Although this approach has had a rapid growth in many clinical disciplines, its applications in radiology and nuclear medicine has not been addressed sufficiently. In this review EBM is briefly explained and the first two steps of the evidence based practice are described.