Cardiac PET Curriculum

ASNC's new Cardiac PET Curriculum is designed to improve your knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular PET imaging. The Cardiac PET Curriculum contains a series of 26 modules addressing the fundamentals of PET imaging, hardware, and software associated with PET scanners, clinical applications with case-based scenarios, and detailed protocols for use.

The Cardiac PET Curriculum is a must-have for anyone looking to start a PET lab or those who have an active PET lab and need to expand their cardiac PET training. 

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Member: Trainee $349
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Physicians can earn up to 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Learner Objectives

After participating in this activity, learners should be able to achieve the following:
  • Differentiate the clinical value of PET versus SPECT imaging
  • Describe the various hardware and software options for PET imaging and their strengths and limitations
  • Employ procedures to ensure PET studies are acquired appropriately for clinical PET studies.
  • Explain the various PET imaging protocols and patient preparation critical to performing appropriate PET studies
  • Describe how to acquire and report myocardial blood flow results from a PET perfusion study
  • Detail shielding, patient preparation and other regulatory requirements to establish a PET facility

Course Content

The ASNC Cardiac PET Curriculum offers 8 topics with 26 modules:
Module Faculty
Part I: Basics of Cardiovascular PET  
Module 1. Physics of Cardiovascular PET Kenneth Nichols, PhD & James A. Case, PhD
Part II: Instrumentation  
Module 2. Instrumentation of Cardiovascular PET James Galt, PhD
Module 3a. Acquisition and Processing for Cardiovascular PET Piotr Slomka, PhD
Module 3b. PET Quality Control, Corrections and Processing James A. Case, PhD
Module 4. Hybrid Imaging James A. Case, PhD
Part III: Cardiovascular PET Tracers  
Module 5a. Cardiovascular PET Tracers - Part a Aldo Schenone, MD
Module 5b. Cardiovascular PET Tracers - Part b Al Sinusas, MD & Bryan Young, MD, PhD
Part IV: How To Perform Cardiac PET  
Module 6. How to Perform a 82Rb Perfusion Study Paul Cremer, MD
Module 7. How to Perform a 13N-NH3 Perfusion Study Sharmila Dorbala, MD
Module 8. How to Perform a PET Myocardial Blood Flow Evaluation Cesia Gallegos-Kattan, MD, MHS
Module 9. How to Perform an 18F FDG Viability Study Gary Small, MB ChB, PhD, Christiane Weifels, MD, MSc, & Rob S.B. Beanlands, MD
Module 10. How to Perform an 18F FDG Infection/Inflammation Study Wengen Chen, MD, PhD
Part V: Clinical Data  
Module 11. Cardiac PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Including Myocardial Blood Flow Assessment in Clinical Studies Krishna Patel, MD, MSc
Module 12. Interpretation and Reporting of Cardiac PET Myocardial Perfusion Studies Andrew Crean, MD & Ali Pedarzadeh, MD
Module 13a. Low Dose CT with Cardiac PET Perfusion Randall C. Thompson, MD
Module 13b. A Radiologist's Approach to Reviewing the CT Attenuation Correction Images for Important Incidental Findings Michael Steigner, MD
Part VI: Non-Perfusion PET Imaging  
Module 14. Myocardial Viability with PET Clinical Data Wael Jaber, MD
Module 15. Cardiac Sarcoid PET Imaging Clinical Data Edward Miller, MD, PhD
Module 16. Infection PET Imaging with 18F-FDG Clinical Data Gabriel Grossman, MD, PhD
Part VII: Interactive Case Studies  
Module 17a. Case Review - 82Rb PET Perfusion Imaging - Part a Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD & Talal Alnablesi, MD
Module 17b. Case Review - Myocardial Blood Flow with 82Rb PET Imaging Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD & Talal Alnablesi, MD
Module 18. Case Review – 13N-NH3 Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Myocardial Blood Flow with 13NH3 PET Imaging
Sabahat Bokhari, MD
Module 19. Case review - Non-Perfusion Imaging – Viability Serge C. Harb, MD
Module 20. Case review - Non-Perfusion Imaging – Sarcoid Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD
Module 21. Case Review – Non-Perfusion Imaging - Infection and Inflammation Fabien Hyafil, MD, PhD
Part VIII. Establishing a PET Facility  
Module 22. Planning a PET facility Gary Heller, MD, PhD

Looking for Even More Cardiac PET Content?

Register for the upcoming Cardiac PET Workshops that are uniquely formatted to your knowledge level to enhance interaction and learning.

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology designates this CME activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.