Continuing Education Credit
2014 PET Review and Mock Exam
Date: February 6-7, 2014
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
888 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Summary & Objectives:
The PET Review Workshop has been designed to assist nuclear medicine professionals develop the required level of understanding in PET and PET/CT in preparation for sitting for the NMTCB’s PET exam. The two day program—taking place at the 2014 Mid-Winter Meeting—will include comprehensive lectures covering the NMTCB’s content outline, and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a mock exam. Please note: A copy of the PET Study Guide is included with your registration fee.
PET training for nuclear medicine technologists working outside the academic/research environment is limited to oncology imaging and is most often provided through applications and/or on-the-job training. Very few PET technologists perform cardiac or neurology studies and even fewer have had the opportunity to build a thorough understanding of PET technology. Technologists wishing to develop a comprehensive knowledge base for PET and PET/CT and demonstrate that knowledge by passing the NMTCB’s PET specialty exam must use limited resources including current peer-reviewed literature, clinical experience and continuing education programs to achieve that goal.
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
- List pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals used for routine PET and PET/CT imaging.
- Explain the required injection techniques and imaging protocols to optimize cardiac, neurology and oncology PET and PET/CT procedures.
- Describe factors affecting the biodistribution of PET radiopharmaceuticals.
- Summarize indications and contraindications for PET and PET/CT procedures.
- Compare available instrumentation for PET and PET/CT including selection of detector systems and theory of operation.
- Summarize the principles of PET/CT image fusion and registration.
- Specify data analysis techniques used in PET and PET/CT imaging.
- Identify imaging artifacts.
- Describe radiopharmaceutical principles and characteristics as they relate to the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals.
- List important safety techniques required when working in a PET or PET/CT suite.
Nancy M. Swanston, CNMT, RT(N), PET
Paul E. Christian, CNMT, BS, PET
Eric M. Rohren, MD, PhD