Nuclear Medicine Review Course
Nuclear Medicine Review Course

Nuclear Medicine Review Course

Member Fee: $495
Non-Member Fee: $695

Release Date:  January 1, 2019
Expiration Date:  June 30, 2021

Target Audience

Nuclear Medicine Physicians


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

1. Describe the performance and interpretation of radionuclide studies performed in the pediatric population.
2. Describe indications and interpretation of radionuclide studies performed for inflammation and infection.
3. Perform and interpret state-of-the-art parathyroid scintigraphy, including SPECT/CT.
4. Describe radionuclide procedures available to investigate adrenergic tissue and somatostatin receptor bearing tumors.
5. Perform and interpret radionuclide urinary tract studies, with and without pharmacologic intervention.
6. Discuss the principles and types of radionuclide evaluation of the lymphatic system.
7. Interpret EKGs as they relate to cardiac nuclear medicine procedures.
8. Discuss the performance and interpretation of myocardial perfusion and gated blood pool studies.
9. Discuss the role of bone scintigraphy in the evaluation of benign and malignant disease.
10. Recognize basic concepts of ionizing radiation, atomic and nuclear transitions, and interaction of radiation with matter as related to nuclear medicine.

11.Recognize basic concepts of instrumentation used to measure and image ionizing radiation.

12. Describe the role of SPECT and PET in epilepsy and dementia.

13. Describe the role of PET imaging in brain tumors.

14. Interpret radionuclide studies for normal pressure hydrocephalus and leaks.

15. Interpret radionuclide studies performed for brain death.

16. Describe the criteria for proper performance and interpretation of lung ventilation/perfusion studies for pulmonary embolism.

17. Describe basic CT anatomy as it relates to SPECT/CT and PET/CT.

18. Discuss radionuclide thyroid studies and radioiodine therapy for benign and malignant thyroid disease.

19. Perform and interpret radionuclide GI studies, including motility, hepatobiliary, bleeding, and hemangioma.

20. Describe the normal biodistribution of FDG, normal PET/CT variants, and the role of PET/CT in oncology

Activity Instructions

To receive credit for this activity, participants must view each session video and pass the post-activity assessment.  PDF copies of each presentation are also available for review.  Participants do not have to finish the post-activity assessment all at one time.  Participants may begin the assessment and continue it at a later date.  Credit will only be issued once the assessment is completed with a passing score of 80% or higher.

Activity Organizers

Erica J. Cohen, MD, MPH, CCD; Karen L. Ayres, MD

Financial Disclosure 

In accordance with ACCME Revised Standards for Commercial Support and SNMMI Conflict-of-Interest Policy, the speakers below have indicated no relevant relationships that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or to condone bias but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of the activity.

Erica Cohen, DO, MPH, CCD
Sharmila Dorbala, MD
Leonard M. Freeman, MD
Kent P. Friedman, MD
Victor H. Gerbaudo, PhD, MSHCA
Leonie Gordon, MD, FACNM
Frederick D. Grant, MD
Charito Love, MD
Val J. Lowe, MD
Darlene Metter, MD
Kenneth J. Nichols, PhD
Christopher J. Palestro, MD
Barbara Raphael, MD
Bital Savir-Baruch, MD
Mark Tulchinsky, MD
Katherine Zukotynski, BASc, MD, FRCPC

The following speaker has declared relevant relationship with a commercial company/organization at the time of the activity recording.

Val J. Lowe, MD
Consultant/Advisor – Piramal Imaging
Research Grant – Avid Radiopharmaceuticals; GE Healthcare; Siemens, Inc.

Disclosures of organizers and planners follow below.

Continuing Education Credit Information

AMA PRA (Physicians)
The Society for 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 15.0 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.

Minimum system requirements 

*Please be advised that the course material was recorded using Adobe Flash and will not work on iPads, Tablets or Smart Phones.  The videos will only function on a PC or MAC with Adobe Flash installed.

For questions please contact the Education Department at or
Supported Operating Systems: Windows (8/7/Vista/XP) or Mac OS X

Supported Internet Browsers: Windows OS Users:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 7 or higher)
- Google Chrome (latest version)
- Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

Supported Internet Browsers: Mac OS X Users:
- Apple Safari (version 4 or higher)
- Google Chrome (latest version)
- Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

Internet Browser Settings:
- Pop-Up Blocker should be disabled
- Java Script should be enabled
- Java should be enabled
- Cookies should be enabled

- Adobe Flash Player (
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (

Hardware Requirements:
- 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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Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality:


The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships

to disclose specific to their roles on the committee

Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD, Chair

Heather Jacene, MD, Associate Chair, Continuing Education

Donna Cross, PhD, Associate Chair, Categorical Seminars

Alexander Drzezga, MD, Associate Chair, Mid-Winter Meeting


Andrew Einstein, MD, Vice-Chair Cardiovascular

Martijn Muller PhD, Vice-Chair Neuroscience

Chun Kim, MD, Vice-Chair General Clinical Specialities

Fujibayashi Yasuhisa, MD, PhD, Vice-Chair Oncology Basic Sciences

Weibo Cai, PhD, Vice-Chair Molecular Targeting Probes

David Dick, PhD, Vice-Chair Molecular Targeting Probes

David M. Schuster, MD, Vice-Chair Oncology Clinical Diagnosis

Michael S. Hofman, MBBS, Vice-Chair Oncology Clinical Diagnosis

Yusuf Menda, MD, Vice-Chair Educational Exhibits

SNMMI Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) Program Chairs

Eleanor Mantel, CNMT, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS, Chair


Tina Buehner, MS, CNMT, NMTCB (CT), RT(N)(CT), FSNMMI-TS

Jay Smith, BSRS, CNMT, ARRT RT(R)(N) Chair for Technologist Student Abstracts

Continuing Education Reviewers

Bennett Greenspan, MD

Helen Nadel, MD

Lalitha Ramanna, MD, FACNM

Arnold Strashun, MD

H. William Strauss, MD, FACNM

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships

to disclose specific to their roles as noted:


Ann Latham

Senior Director, Education and Meetings

Lisa Dickinson

Associate Director, E-Learning and MOC

Caroline Krystek

Senior Accreditation Specialist

Delicia Hurdle

Senior Program Manager, Scientific Program

Jane Kamm

Senior Program Manager, Live Meetings

Amy Schull

Director, Meetings

Amelia O’Brien

Senior Meetings Manager

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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