Continuing Education Credit
2012 PET Review and Mock Exam
Date: September 28–30, 2012
Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel
220 South 17th St
Philadelphia PA 19103-6179
Summary & Objectives:
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.
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 3-day program will include comprehensive lectures covering the NMTCB’s content outline and will conclude with a mock exam.
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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
SNMMI-TS, through its Verification of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved the PET Review Course & Mock Exam for a maximum of 14.0 continuing education hours (CEHs). VOICE-approved credit is recognized by most licensure states and by the ARRT (as Category A credit). Participants will receive CE credit for lectures at which they were present a minimum of 80% of the presentation.