ACNM/SNMMI Webinar Series (CME/SAM Credit) - PET/CT Pitfalls and Pearls for the Interpretation of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

MOC Part II SAM Modules

ACNM/SNMMI Webinar Series (CME/SAM Credit) - PET/CT Pitfalls and Pearls for the Interpretation of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

Release Date: 3/1/2016
Expiration Date: 3/31/2019

SNMMI/ACNM Members:  $0
Non-Members:  $49.00


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.   1.0 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the role of PET/CT in initial staging head and neck squamous cell cancer to identify the primary cancer and to find metastatic disease.
  2. Importance of proper head and neck PET/CT acquisition to improve disease detection.
  3. Identify and report adverse features that result in a worse prognosis such as lymph node metastasis, extracapsular spread, perineural invasion, encasement of the carotid artery, invasion into surrounding structures.
  4. Be able to identify denervated benign tissue.
  5. Identify necrotic nonFDG avid nodes as metastatic.
  6. Recognize blooming artifact.
  7. Recognize attenuation correction artifact.
  8. Recognize altered biodistribution and thermogenic brown fat.
  9. Understand that oral contrast ingestion can cause false positive uptake in the tongue.
  10. Understand TNM staging of oral cavity cancer.

Target Audience

The Life Long Learning and Self-Assessment activity is designed for all nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists.


Sara Meibom, MD

Financial Disclosure

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

Contact Information

For questions please contact Lisa Dickinson, Associate Director of Education at or 703-652-6783.