Cardiac PET Technologist Workshop: Faculty & Agenda


 

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View the world-renowned expert cardiac PET imagers that will lead the Cardiac PET Technologist Workshop and see the agenda below.


Program Directors
 

Mark Hyun, CMNT, NCT, RT(N)(R), FASNC
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
 

Erin Stevens, CNMT, NCT
Oregon Heart Center
Salem, OR



Faculty

Timothy Bateman, MD, MASNC
Saint Luke’s Health
Kansas City, MO

 

Eric Burgett, CNMT
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute
Kansas City, MO

James Case, PhD, MASNC
Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies, LLC
Kansas City, MO

Joseph Dietz, CNMT
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA

Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MASNC
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Timothy Dunn, CNMT
Maine Health Cardiology
Portland, ME

Gary Heller, MD, PhD, MASNC
Morristown Medical Center
Morristown, NJ

Caroline Hurley, CNMT
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Manchester, UK

Rupa Sanghani, MD, FASNC
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Sunil Selvin, CNMT
Molecular Imaging Service, Inc.
Newark, DE


Agenda
 

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Time 

Title 

Faculty 

10:00 am 

Introduction and Logistics 

Mark Hyun, CNMT, and Erin Stevens, CNMT 

Session 1: Why Are We Doing Cardiac PET? 

Moderators: Gary Heller, MD, PhD; Mark Hyun, CNMT, and Erin Stevens, CNMT 

10:10 am 

Why is PET Better? 

Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH 

 

How Reading PET Differs From SPECT? 

 

 

What Does MBF Add? 

 

 

What Does CT Add? 

 

10:55 am 

Discussion and Q & A 

Dr. Dorbala and Moderators 

11:15 am 

Break 

 

Session 2: Basics of Delivery Systems for Cardiac PET Perfusion 

Moderators: Mark Hyun, CNMT, and James Case, PhD 

11:30 am 

Introduction to Tracer Delivery Systems 

James Case, PhD 

11:45 am 

Things You Need To Know – RUBY-FILL® 

Erin Stevens, CNMT 

12:00 pm 

Things You Need to Know – CardioGen-82® 

Mark Hyun, CNMT 

12:15 pm 

Things You Need to Know – 13N-NH3 

Joseph Dietz, CNMT 

12:30 pm 

Discussion and Q & A 

Faculty and Moderators 

1:00 pm 

Lunch 

 

Session 3: Technical Issues Transitioning From SPECT To PET 

Moderators: Gary Heller, MD, PhD, and Tim Dunn, CNMT 

1:30 pm 

Moving From SPECT to PET: Considerations and Issues 

Rupa Sanghani, MD, and Tim Dunn, CNMT 

1:45 pm 

Physics of PET and PET/CT Imaging 

James Case, PhD 

2:00 pm 

Quality Control of PET and PET/CT 

Sunil Selvin, CNMT 

2:15 pm 

PET or PET/CT 

Gary Heller, MD, PhD, and Tim Dunn, CNMT 

2:30 pm 

Discussion and Q& A 

Faculty and Moderators 

3:00 pm 

Break 

 

Session 4: Diving Into Perfusion Imaging Protocols 

Moderators: Caroline Hurley, CNMT; Erin Stevens, CNMT, and James Case, PhD 

3:15 pm 

Patient Preparation 

Erin Stevens, CNMT 

3:30 pm 

Fundamentals of Perfusion Imaging Protocols  

Eric Burgett, CNMT 

3:45 pm 

Exercise With Ammonia and Flurpiridaz 

Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH 

4:00 pm 

Running a Joint Cardiology-Oncology PET Program 

Caroline Hurley, CNMT 

4:15 pm 

Discussion and Q&A 

Faculty and Moderators 

4:45 pm 

Adjourn 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Session 5: Myocardial Blood Flow: Getting It Right 

Moderators: Tim Dunn, CNMT, and Ian Armstrong, PhD 

10:00 am 

Science Behind Myocardial Blood Flow 

Ian Armstrong, PhD 

10:15 am 

Acquiring the Data, Processing and QC 

 

 

Processing With the Retention Model 

Erin Stevens, CNMT 

 

Processing With the Single Tissue Model 

Mark Hyun, CNMT 

10:45 am 

Case Examples 

 

 

Retention Model 

Erin Stevens, CNMT, and James Case, PhD 

 

Single Tissue Model 

Mark Hyun, CNMT, and Ian Armstrong, PhD 

11:45 am 

Discussion and Q & A 

Faculty and Moderators 

12:15 pm 

Break 

 

Session 6: Things You Need To Know That Were Not Covered 

Moderators: Eric Burgett, CNMT,  

 

12:30 pm 

Radiation Exposure 

James Case, PhD 

12:45 pm 

Non-MPI: Viability, Sarcoid and Infection 

Eric Burgett, CNMT 

1:00 pm 

Technical Aspects of Obtaining a Calcium Score 

Mark Hyun, CNMT 

1:15 pm 

Flurpiridaz: Coming Soon 

Timothy Bateman, MD 

1:30 pm 

Discussion and Q&A 

Faculty and Moderators 

2:00 pm  

Adjourn