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ASNC Cardiac PET Curriculum 2023


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.
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:


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

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