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Imaging Techniques: PET/CT

Price: $25.00 CE: 2.00
This course is accessible until 12/31/2023

Imaging Techniques: PET/CT is designed to provide imaging professionals and radiation technologists with a basic understanding of the components, theory, use, and benefits of PET/CT technology. It begins with a discussion of the theory and development of PET and CT scanners and the steps that led to merging the technologies to produce PET/CT. Other topics include a brief look at some of the PET/CT systems currently available; the image acquisition process, including whole body scans, heart and brain studies, radiation therapy planning; image formation and reconstruction, list mode theory, as well as acquisition and processing.. The final module addresses quality control procedures necessary for maintaining and operating PET/CT equipment.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe key points of Coincidence Theory for PET imaging.
  2. Identify specific qualities of 2D and 3D imaging.
  3. Recognize several methods of reconstruction and specific information regarding each.
  4. Describe the key components of computed tomography including slip ring technology.
  5. Describe the history and development of PET/CT and its clinical applications.
  6. Identify clinically used PET scintillators and the criteria for PET crystals.
  7. Describe acquisition protocols for whole body scans, heart and brain studies, and radiation therapy planning.    
  8. Recognize the theory of list mode imaging and how dynamic-, cardiac-, and respiratory-gated studies are acquired and processed.
  9. Identify critical steps, both process and purpose, for PET/CT equipment quality control.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Joseph R. Hawkins, M.S.Ed, CNMT

Joseph is formerly the Program Director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at AdventHealth University.  In 2020, Joe took a new role at the University as director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation.  He still teaches an Instrumentation course for the program.  Prior to joining the faculty at AHU, Joe was Assistant Professor and Program Director at Prince George's Community College, Largo, Maryland. Throughout his tenure, Joe has made significant contributions in his profession through various publications, workshops, textbook reviews, presentations, and involvement with various Nuclear Medicine organizations. Joe earned his BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology; MS in Education at St. Joseph's College of Maine; CNMT and attended State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y. Joseph is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Faculty merit Award for Professional Service presented by AHU.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Revisioning Author: Deborah A. Mills, Deborah A. Mills, MSHS, CNMT, NCT, PET

Deborah Mills serves as a Clinical Coordinator for the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at AdventHealth University. She received her certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology from AdventHealth University’s inaugural class in 2002 and her Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida. Ms. Mills has over 17 years of experience in the field of Nuclear Medicine as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT), Certified Nuclear Cardiology Technologist (NCT), and a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Disclosures

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Leanna Neubrander, M.H.Sc, RT(R)(CT)

Leanna Neubrander has been a faculty member at AdventHealth University (AHU) since 2006.  Ms. Neubrander is an Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences and lead instructor for the CT courses in the B.S. Radiologic Sciences Program.  Ms. Neubrander graduated with her A.S. degree in Radiography and B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences from AHU and obtained her master's degree from Nova Southeastern University in Health Sciences with a concentration in Higher Education. She is certified and proficient in Radiography and Computed Tomography (CT), and is trained in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).  Ms. Neubrander serves as the Educator on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT Exam Committee.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

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CE Credits: 2.00, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 12/31/2023
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CE Credits: 2.00, Category: 00-Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2022

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

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