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Clinical Trials Network Webinar Series - Standardizing CT for PET and SPECT Research
Recorded April 24, 2014
Clinical Trials Network Webinar Series - Standardizing CT for PET and SPECT Research

Release Date: July 1, 2014
Expiration Date: July 31, 2017


Jonathon Nye, PhD has nothing to disclose

Target Audience
Physicians, pharmacists, and technologists

Webinar Summary

The standardization of computed tomography (CT) in conjunction with PET and SPECT imaging in research trials has been somewhat overlooked.  While much is discussed on providing methods for accurate and reproducible PET/SPECT acquisitions, many protocols do not include specific guidelines for the CT that is also being performed. This webinar will discuss technical aspects of computed tomography when used in conjunction with single photon and positron emission tomography (SPECT and PET) including an overview of available CT instrumentation for SPECT and PET, application of CT for attenuation and scatter correction, methods to address spatial mismatch and artifacts and low-dose protocols.


Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. List the commercially-available CT systems used with hybrid SPECT and PET
  2. Discuss current literature and recommendations on CT for SPECT and PET
  3. Define how to estimate effective dose received from CT procedures
  4. Explain how to optimize CT technique parameters to reduce dose

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SNMMI designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To receive CE credit, learners must achieve a score of 80% on the post-course assessment and complete the evaluation. Release date: 4-24-14 Expiration date: 4-24-17

VOICE (Technologists)
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