Journal SAM (March 2013): Hybrid PET/MR Imaging of the Heart: Potential, Initial Experiences, and Future Prospects

MOC Part II SAM Modules

Hybrid PET/MR Imaging of the Heart:  Potential, Initial Experiences, and Future Prospects Member Fee:  Free Non-Member Fee:  $90.00 Release Date: 9/26/2013 Expiration Date: 9/26/2016 Continuing Education Credit InformationABNM SAM Credit The American Board of Nuclear Medicine has reviewed and approved this Journal SAM activity submitted by the SNMMI. This activity fulfills the requirements of the ABNM Maintenance of Certification program for self-assessment.   2.0 SAMs have been awarded for this activity. AMA-PRA (Physician) 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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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

  1. Advantages and shortcomings of hybrid PET/MR scanners with respect to cardiovascular applications (e.g. myocardial perfusion imaging and viability imaging).
  2. Additional value of the MR component in cardiac imaging.
  3. Technical challenges and workflow considerations regarding hybrid PET/MR scanners in the field of cardiology (e.g. attenuation correction and cardiac/respiratory/patient motion).  

Target Audience This article contains information of value to physicians in nuclear medicine, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery as well as to nuclear medicine technologists.

Faculty Disclosure(s) Christopher Rischpler, MD; Stephan G. Nekolla, PhD; Isabel Dregely, PhD; Markus Schwaiger, MD  Dr. Schwaiger is an investigator, meeting participant, and lecturer for Siemens Medical. In accordance with ACCME Revised Standards for Commercial Support and SNM Conflict-of-Interest Policy, the authors have indicated no other 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.