Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Hours: 2.00
This course is accessible until 3/1/2020

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging was designed by Nuclear Medicine Technologists for Nuclear Medicine Technologists who routinely perform nuclear cardiology procedures, but is an excellent course for any healthcare professional caring for patients with cardiovascular disease. The course provides an overview many aspects of myocardial perfusion imaging, including safe patient preparation, radiopharmaceuticals, acquisition parameters, processing, and potential artifacts.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

This course reports to CE Broker
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. List the indications and contraindications for myocardial perfusion imaging.
  2. List the characteristics of the radiopharmaceuticals used for myocardial perfusion imaging.
  3. List the parameters of various acquisition protocols.
  4. Understand the importance of correct processing technique and the basics of quantitative analysis.
  5. Identify potential artifacts in myocardial perfusion imaging.
  6. Describe procedures that can be used to prevent artifacts.

Elizabeth Duncan, MSHS, CNMT, RT(CT)

Elizabeth is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist and is currently working as Clinical Coordinator for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at the Adventist University of Health Sciences. Her main responsibility is to coordinate the clinical rotations of the Nuclear Medicine students through 13 different facilities. In addition, Elizabeth is also an instructor for Radiobiology and Radiation Protection. Her previous experience includes supervising a Nuclear Cardiology department and a medical sales representative. Elizabeth is the 2011-2012 recipient of the Faculty Merit Award for Professional Service presented by Adventist University of Health Sciences.

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

Joseph Hawkins, MS.Ed, BS, CNMT

Joseph has a MS in Education, Bachelors in Nuclear Medicine Technology and is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist. In his current position as Program Director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program for Adventist University of Health Sciences, he is responsible for all aspects of the program including didactic and clinical instruction, course content, program curriculum, student evaluation and counseling. Prior to joining the faculty at  ADU, Joseph was Assistant Professor and Program Director at Prince George's community College, Largo, Maryland. Throughout his tenure, Joseph has made significant contributions in his profession through various publications, workshops, textbook reviews, presentations, and involvement with various Nuclear medicine organizations. Joseph 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.  He has over 25 years of experience in Nuclear Medicine, he has presented lectures at several local and regional nuclear medicine meetings. He is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Faculty Merit Award for Professional Service presented by Adventist University of Health Sciences.

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

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
CE Credits: 2, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 1/31/2020

Dept of Health - Bureau of Radiation Control (DOH-BRC)
CE Credits: 2, Category: 00-Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2019

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 PostTest(s) with a minimum score of 80%

  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion:

Certificates of Completion will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

 

Educational Health Care Team Members and Course Author Conflict of Interest:

There have been no conflicts of interest disclosed by planners, authors, or presenters; nor has there been disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies or their products pertaining to this activity.

 

Commercial Company Support:

The content of this activity was not developed with support from any commercial companies nor are there any staff commercial affiliations.

 

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