PET Online Review Workshop for Technologists
PET Review Workshop

PET Online Review Workshop for Technologists

Member Fee: $199
Non-Member Fee: $315

Release date: 8-30-14
Expiration date: 6-30-20


Paul Christian, CNMT, BS, PET
Eric Rohren, MD, PhD
Nancy Swanston, CNMT, RT(N), PET

Target Audience

This session is intended for nuclear medicine technologists and other nuclear medicine professionals.


The PET Review Workshop has been designed to assist nuclear medicine professionals develop the required level of understanding in PET and PET/CT in preparation for sitting for the NMTCB’s PET exam. This workshop will include comprehensive lectures covering the NMTCB’s content outline, and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a mock exam.

PET training for nuclear medicine technologists working outside the academic/research environment is limited to oncology imaging and is most often provided through applications and/or on-the-job training. Very few PET technologists perform cardiac or neurology studies and even fewer have had the opportunity to build a thorough understanding of PET technology. Technologists wishing to develop a comprehensive knowledge base for PET and PET/CT and demonstrate that knowledge by passing the NMTCB’s PET specialty exam must use limited resources including current peer-reviewed literature, clinical experience and continuing education programs to achieve that goal.


At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. List pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals used for routine PET and PET/CT imaging.
  2. Explain the required injection techniques and imaging protocols to optimize cardiac, neurology and oncology PET and PET/CT procedures.
  3. Describe factors affecting the biodistribution of PET radiopharmaceuticals.
  4. Summarize indications and contraindications for PET and PET/CT procedures.
  5. Compare available instrumentation for PET and PET/CT including selection of detector systems and theory of operation.
  6. Summarize the principles of PET/CT image fusion and registration.
  7. Specify data analysis techniques used in PET and PET/CT imaging.
  8. Identify imaging artifacts.
  9. Describe radiopharmaceutical principles and characteristics as they relate to the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals.
  10. List important safety techniques required when working in a PET or PET/CT suite.

Continuing Education Credit Information

VOICE (Technologists)
The SNMMI, through its Verification of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved this course for 14 continuing education hours (CEHs). VOICE-approved credit is recognized by most licensure states and by the NMTCB and ARRT as Category A credit. In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, take the post-test assessment. You must obtain a score of 80% to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test. California Scope: 4.25 Imaging(I)/6.75Non-Imaging(NI) / 3.0 Radiopharmacy(R) / Therapy(T).

Note: The SNMMI-TS does not provide answer keys for educational products awarding VOICE (Category A) credit.   You will not be notified of which questions you answered incorrectly, or provided with the correct answers to those questions.

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- Google Chrome (latest version)
- Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
- Apple Safari (version 4 or higher)

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