Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET

Recorded On: 03/21/2018

Provided by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology in Collaboration with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging  

ASNC is pleased to offer a webinar on the Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET. Attendees will increase their competence in the application of newly published guidelines for the performance of nuclear cardiology procedures. 

Objectives:

This informative 60-minute webinar will help you:  

  • Review differences between radiopharmaceuticals available for clinical myocardial perfusion PET imaging
  • Understand key technical aspects about imaging protocols and post-processing of multi-frame PET data for myocardial blood flow quantification, and how to troubleshoot artifacts
  • Review the pathophysiologic implications of quantitative myocardial blood flow and flow reserve data
  • Provide a case-based discussion of clinical scenarios for an effective inclusion of quantitative flow data into clinical reports
  • Discuss what quantitative data should be included and understand potential management implications of such data

Audience:

This webinar is designed for imaging professionals interested in the best practices and latest research available in the field of nuclear cardiology. 

In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of the speaker presentations for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed. 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Ionetix Corporation.

Program Chair
Marcelo F Di Carli, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Division of Nuclear Medicine
Department of Radiology
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Faculty
Venkatesh L. Murthy, MD, PhD, FACC, FASNC

Associate Professor of Medicine & Radiology
Director of Cardiac PET Research
University of Michigan
Frankel Cardiovascular Center
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Rob Beanlands, MD, FRCPC, FASNC
Vered Chair and Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor, Medicine (Cardiology)/Radiology
Tier 1 University of Ottawa Cardiovascular Research Chair
Director, National Cardiac PET Centre
University of Ottawa Heart Institute Ottawa, Canada

Planners
Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD
Wendy Passerell, ASNC Staff

Reviewer
Maria Sciammarella, MD

Disclosure Policy
As an accredited provider of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) adheres to the ACCME’s 2004 Standards for Commercial Support.  In compliance with these standards, it is ASNC’s policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific merit in all of its educational activities through the disclosure of relevant financial relationship with commercial companies and resolution of conflicts of interest.  The financial interest or relationships requiring disclosure are outlined in ASNC’s CME Conflict of Interest Policy. All planners, reviewers and presenters involved with this activity were required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology has reviewed this activity’s faculty disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest through a peer review process.

The following faculty planners, reviewers, editors, question writers and staff reported no financial relationships:
Maria Sciammarella, MD
Wendy Passerell, ASNC staff

The following faculty planners, reviewers, editors, question writers and staff reported financial relationships:
Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD: Research Grant – Spectrum Dynamics; Consulting fees – Sanofi and GE
Venkatesh L. Murthy, MD, PhD, FACC, FASNC: Consulting – Ionetix; Honoraria – Ionetix; Research Grants – Siemens Medical Imaging, INVIA Medical Imaging Solutions; Advisory Board – Ionetix; Stock – General Electric, Cardinal Health, Ionetix
Rob Beanlands, MD, FRCPC, FASNC: Research Grants – GE Healthcare, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Jubilant DRAXImage; Consulting – GE Healthcare, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Jubilant DRAXImage

Off Label Use
Presentations may include discussion of drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASNC is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any discussion in this program, including discussion on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASNC of the uses, products or techniques presented.  Presenters are required to disclose to the learners, if there is any off-label usage within the presentation.

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit 

Physicians: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology designates this internet-based activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Technologists: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is a recognized provider of continuing education credit for technologists. ASNC’s Continuing Education (CE) credit is accepted by both NMTCB and ARRT. This Journal-based activity has been approved for a maximum of 1 ARRT Category A credits for Technologists. 

Processing Fees
ASNC members may claim continuing education credits at no charge.  Non-members will be charged $75.00 per activity. 

Method of Participation
This enduring material is a 60-minute webinar. In order to be eligible for CME/CE credit, you must listen to the webinar, reflect on the material and respond to the post test. A score of 75% or higher is needed to pass the post-test. After successfully completing the activity, post-test and evaluation form, users will be able to generate a CME/CE certificate. 

It is estimated that this activity will take 1 hour to complete.

This is available as an online activity with audio synchronized with PowerPoint presentations. 

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Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Ionetix Corporation.

Learners’ Bill of Rights
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Contact Information
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For questions regarding CME content or obtaining CME credit, please contact the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology at info@asnc.org.

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03/21/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
03/21/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes