PET Study Guide - Second Edition (CE Credit)
PET Study Guide - Second Edition (CE Credit)

PET Study Guide for Technologists - Second Edition (CE Credit)


Technologist (VOICE) Member Fee: $199.00
Technologist (VOICE) Non-Member Fee: $299.00

Release date: September 1, 2015
Expiration date: December 31, 2020


Delivery Format

The Study Guide will be shipped to you following your purchase.  Chapter assessments will be available in your Learning Center "My Activities" section immediately following purchase. PLEASE NOTE: The "Chapter Review Questions" printed in the Study Guide are for your reflection and consideration, and are not the same as the "Chapter Assessment Questions" used for CE purposes. Answers are not available for these "Chapter Review Questions" printed in the Study Guide.

Please note: all 14 credits are awarded at one time upon completion of all 14 assessments.


Paul Christian, BS, CNMT, PET, FSNMMI-TS
Nancy M. Swanston, BS, CNMT, PET, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS

Target Audience

This Study Guide is intended for nuclear medicine technologists and other nuclear medicine professionals.


The PET Study Guide 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. The Study Guide covers the NMTCB’s content outline.

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.


After the completion of this activity, 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 Study Guide 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 you complete each chapter, it is recommended that you take the post-test assessment for that chapter. You must obtain a score of 80% to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete each of the post-test assessments. You must pass all assessments in order to receive CE credit

California Scope: 6.0 Imaging (I), 4.5 Non-Imaging (NI), 3.5 Radiopharmacy(R).

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. Participants can only receive VOICE credit for this activity one time.

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