Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine
Imaging Techniques: PET/CT
Audience: Nuclear Medicine, PET technologists and CT Technologists interested in learning about PET/CT
Imaging Techniques: PET/CT is designed to provide imaging professionals and radiologic 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, and radiation therapy planning; and image formation and reconstruction. The final module addresses quality control procedures necessary for maintaining and operating PET/CT equipment.
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 biennium.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Describe key points of Coincidence Theory for PET imaging
Identify specific qualities of 2D and 3D imaging
Recognize several methods of reconstruction and specific information regarding each
Describe the key components of computed tomography, including slip ring technology
Describe the history and development of PET/CT and its clinical applications
Identify clinically used PET scintillators and the criteria for PET crystals
Describe key components of the Biograph system, including PET, CT, hardware, and software
Describe acquisition protocols for whole body scans, heart and brain studies, and radiation therapy planning
Understand the theory of list mode imaging and how dynamic, cardiac and respiratory gated studies are acquired and processed.
Identify critical steps, both process and purpose, for PET/CT equipment quality control.
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