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Clinical Trials Webinar Series - Artifacts in PET Imaging: Examples and Explanations
Clinical Trials Webinar Series - Artifacts in PET Imaging: Examples and Explanations

Clinical Trials Webinar Series - Artifacts in PET Imaging:  Examples and Explanations

Paul Christian, CNMT, BS, PET, FSNMMI-TS
Financial Disclosure
Paul Christian has indicated no relevant relationships that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Release Date: December 12, 2013
Expiration Date: December 31, 2016

Target Audience

Physicians and technologists and any professionals in the nuclear medicine and related fields.


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

  1. Identify common problems and errors that may occur during image acquisition that can result in artifacts.
  2. Describe the impact that artifacts in PET images can have on image interpretation.
  3. List sources of artifacts.
  4. Develop methods and practices in the PET imaging suite to avoid the occurrence of artifacts.

AMA-PRA (Physician)

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging, Inc. (SNMMI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SNMMI designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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: 12/12/2013 Expiration date: 12/31/2016.

VOICE (Technologists)

The SNMMI, through its Verification of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved this journal article for a maximum of 1 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. Release Date: 12/12/2013. Expiration Date: 12/31/2016. California Scope: 1 Imaging(I)/ Non-Imaging(NI) / Radiopharmacy(R) / Therapy(T).

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Computer:  1 GHz with 500 MB RAM or better
Internet Connection:  A broadband connection (DSL, Cable, etc.)
Sound:  Speakers or headset to hear audio
Display:  A display screen area of 800 x 600 pixels or higher

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