Journal SAM (March 2012): Bringing Physiology into PET of the Liver

MOC Part II SAM Modules

Journal SAM: Bringing Physiology into PET of the Liver

Member Fee:  Free
Non-Member Fee:  $90.00

Release Date: 3/1/2012
Expiration Date: 3/30/2015

Continuing Education Credit Information

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. To receive CE credit, learners must achieve a score of 80% on the post-course assessment and complete the evaluation.


On successful completion of this activity, participants should be able to describe:

(1) the role of the liver’s blood supply in the interpretation of dynamic PET measurements for estimating hepatic blood perfusion and metabolism
(2) the limitations of using compartmental analysis of hepatic tracer kinetics in PET studies
(3) the tracer kinetic advantages of using the metabolic clearance of 18F-FDGal in dynamic PET studies of regional metabolic liver function.

Target Audience

Journal SAMs are designed for all nuclear medicine specialists and other physicians, pharmacists and technologists who practice diagnostic and/or therapeutic nuclear medicine.

Disclosure Information

In accordance with ACCME Revised Standards for Commercial Support and SNMMI Conflict-of-Interest Policy, the authors 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.