*This new tutorial is awaiting approval by the SNMMI.
This tutorial provides 4.0 CEUs and is ideal for:
- Nuclear Medicine and Radiology Technologists. The VOICE program of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has reviewed this program and approved it for a maximum of 71 continuing education hours. Because these tutorials have been approved by the VOICE Program, they are accepted for CE credit in all 50 states and by ARRT and NMTCB, even if you are not a VOICE/SNMMI member.
- Physicians requiring CME Credits to maintain IAC Accreditation. All or a portion of this educational activity may meet the CME requirement for IAC Nuclear/PET Accreditation. Our website is listed on the resources page of the IAC website.
Proceed to the Tutorial: PET and PET-CT Instrumentation Tutorial
Proceed to the Quiz: PET and PET/CT Instrumentation and Quality Control Quiz
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PET & PET/CT Instrumentation: Performance & Quality Control
TUTORIAL: 4 CEU CREDIT
- Positron and Negatron Decay, Commercial Production of Positron Emitters, Positron Emitting Radiopharmaceuticals, Positron-Electron Annihilation Reaction
- PET Scanner Design
- Tomographic Image Reconstruction
- Multi-Slice Scanner with Multiple Detector Rings; PET Detector Crystals, PET Scanner Crystal Block Design
- 2D Acquisition Method; 3D Acquisition Method
- Time-of-Flight PET; Time-of-Flight Reconstruction
- Commercially Available PET/CT Scanners
- Attenuation Artifacts, Attenuation Correction Density Maps
- Distribution of Scatter & Randoms, Single Detector Count Rate, Random Count Rate, Dead-Time Correction
- Standardized Uptake Value; VOI Extraction of SUV
- Calibrations & QC Tests; PET/CT Phantom
- PET and PET/CT Shielding Requirements; Isotope Shielding Considerations
- Whole Room Shielding; Portable Shields for Patients
At the completion of this course, one should be able to
- Provide an overview of PET, CT, and the hybrid PET/CT scanner
- Describe the instrumentation employed in those modalities
- Provide an overview of the special crystals used in PET scanners, including their physical properties.
- Define the term Standardized Uptake Value and explain its clinical significance
- Discuss the quality control procedures for the PET and CT scanners
- Describe the special shielding considerations for both modalities.
RECEIVING YOUR CE CREDIT:
If you have taken one of the tutorials, received a score of 80% or above, and wish to receive CE credit: Make sure you submit all of the requested information when taking the test. It’s not necessary to send us the score sheets since we receive them electronically when you submit your answers for scoring.
Within 24 hours of receipt of your submitted score sheets and payment for the tutorial(s), we will do all of the following:
1. Send a certificate to you via e-mail
2. Send a certificate to you via US Mail
3. All members of the SNMMI will have to self-report their CE Credits on the SNMMI Website (www.snmmi.org). We will automatically send detailed self-reporting instructions to you along with your CE Credit Certificate.
If you have any problems with the self-reporting system, please contact the VOICE Coordinator directly at 703 708-9000. ).
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