PET Resources

Cardiac PET

In addition to the resources provided below, visit our curated database of published references put together by a team of experts to support the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and Society of Nuclear Medicineand Molecular Imaging Joint Position Statement on the Clinical Indications for Myocardial Perfusion PET.

 

Upcoming Meetings

New! PET Workshop
November 9-10, 2019
Mclean, VA (just outside Washington, DC)

Quality

PET Case Studies
This series of cardiac PET clinical case studies, developed by members of the PET Task Force and their colleagues, explore a number of different clinical indications and provide a discussion of the key teaching points to clearly demonstrate the clinical value of cardiac PET imaging.  

Guidelines
Practice Points (member-only resource: Log-in to access)
  • Positron Emission Tomography Assessment of Myocardial Viability
  • PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac F-18 FDG PET

Position Statements
Quick Reference Guides
Videos

Advocacy

Archived Webinar- Coding for Myocardial Blood Flow in PET- 2018

Category III Code for Absolute Quantitation of Myocardial Blood Flow in PET- 0482T

Model Coverage Policy for PET- 2014
This document is intended as a model coverage policy for cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) imaging studies and delineates under which clinical situations such a study is indicated. This document examines a variety of patient clinical indications and symptoms which support the use of cardiac PET by cross-referencing the indication with the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for radionuclide studies developed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) in 2005 and subsequently revised in 2009. In addition, the use of cardiac PET in patients with the indications delineated in the policy is supported by references to an abundance of the literature in the provided scenarios. Finally, we have provided the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 codes which correlate to each of the indications to demonstrate which codes, or ranges of codes, are appropriate for each clinical indication.

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