Nuclear Medicine/Standards

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This list of standards is meant to provide a uniform look and conformity for this book but is not meant to be inflexible or immutable. Please feel free to make suggestions on the talk page about how you think this book could be improved. This is a work in progress.

  • Do not plagiarize!!! This includes cutting and pasting an abstract. Abstracts are copyrighted material.
  • Keep it simple and easy to read. The fewer details the better.
  • Subpages shall use the "/" directory-style hierarchy, e.g. Nuclear Medicine/Prostate.
    All new pages should be made to use the "/" format.
  • Cite your sources!
    • Use the automatic PMID link to link to articles references in PubMed. Just type the PubMed ID (PMID) like this PMID 11697327 and it will be formatted like this: PMID 11697327. This is recommended because it makes the source code much easier to read than if external links to pubmed were used.
    • In addition to PubMed (, another very helpful search tool is Google Scholar. In particular, it shows (somewhat comprehensively?) other future papers that have cited the "Googled" paper.
  • You are highly encouraged to create your own user account and log in before making any edits. See how to login for information.
  • At the top of each page in the book, attach the template for the Table of Contents header -- type {{:Nuclear Medicine:TOC}}. This allows for easy jumping back to the main page and other important pages (such as RTOG studies).
  • It is great to link to the full text version / PDF of an article, but try to do this only if there is free access for everyone and it doesn't require an institutional subscription.
  • Ordering of articles within a section: it makes logical sense for the studies to be ordered chronologically (earliest studies listed first), since in general, the results of one study influence the results of subsequent studies.
    • An exception is the page listing all RTOG studies, which is in descending order. The reason for that is that it's just more convenient to have the newer studies listed at the top so you don't have to scroll all the way to the bottom to get to the current studies.
  • P-values: don't say p<0.000000001. Just say "S.S." or "SS" for statistically significant. If it's not statistically significant, say "N.S." An exception is if there's a trend toward significance, then you can put the p value. On a similar note, there's no need for confidence intervals.


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  • In general, there are only a few symbols that are used

Page entry


Try to give the pages a consistent look. If in doubt, look at other pages within the wiki.

As a guide, use the following example:

  • Name of study, Date (Date range of study) - PMID 12345 — "Title of publication." Author's name. Publication citation.


  • INT 0123 / RTOG 94-05, 2002 (1995-99) - PMID 11870157 — "INT 0123 (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 94-05) phase III trial of combined-modality therapy for esophageal cancer: high-dose versus standard-dose radiation therapy." Minsky BD et al. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Mar 1;20(5):1167-74.

For a study that has several publications stemming from it:

  • Name of study (date range)
    • 10-year update (2000): PMID 12345 — "Title of publication." Author's name. Publication citation.
      • Results
    • 5-year results (1995): PMID 123456 — "Title of publication." Author's name. Publication citation.
      • Results
    • Original publication (1993): PMID 1234567 — "Title of publication." Author's name. Publication citation.
      • Results
    • Etc.

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