This tutorial provides 2.0 CEUs and is ideal for:
- Radiation Physicists. All 41.0 CEUs have been approved by CAMPEP for Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits.
- 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 41 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 41.0 CME Credits have been approved by the IAC and are listed on the resources page of their website.
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SELECTIVE INTERNAL RADIATION THERAPY (SIRT) FOR TREATMENT OF LIVER CANCER
TUTORIAL: 2 CEU CREDIT
This tutorial gives an overview of Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) for treatment of liver cancer. After completing this tutorial, attendees will be able to:
- Explain how the concept of SIRT works
- Describe the physical appearance of the Y-90 Microspheres and state the approximate diameter of the particles
- Explain why the Microspheres are able to deliver a very high dose to liver tumors while preserving normal liver tissue
- Give a brief description of the treatment planning
- Explain why we must perform an MAA Spect scan prior to the treatment
- Discuss the options if there is significant shunting to the lungs
- List several side effects of the procedure
- Describe the radiation safety issues associated with this procedure
- Identify the internal radiation dose absorbed by the patient during the procedure
- Know about insurance reimbursement for the procedure
- Identify 2 advantages to this procedure over all other therapeutic procedures for patients with tumors metastatic to the liver.
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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