Radiation Protection for Clinical PET/CT
Edition 5/5 of 2016 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series

Brief summary of contents

Through this webinar you are going to be introduced to the fundamental principles of radiation protection. We will describe possible radiation exposure of patient and occupation staff from a PET/CT scan, the importance of Radiation safety principles. We will also explain factors that affecting the staff radiation exposure:  administrated activity of the radiopharmaceutical, administering the radiopharmaceutical, performing tasks near the patient, escorting the patient, positioning the patient and calibration and QC of the PET.  At the end we will explain example of a possible layout for a diagnostic PET/CT facility.

To ensure that the trainee has understood the content, we have prepared a test, through which the trainee has the opportunity to feel more confident before bringing the theory into daily practice.   


Content: Presentation and MCQ test (16 questions)
Length: 15:00 min



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Patient preparation for PET/CT imaging
Edition 4/5 of 2016 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series

Brief summary of contents

Through this webinar you are going to be introduced to PET and some of the most important areas where PET becomes an important nuclear medicine modality. The webinar brings you on a journey, where a patient gets ready for PET/CT scan.  We have included a short movie, where you will be able to visualize the different steps of PET as an examination. 

In this module, we are going to provide all appropriate information about patient preparation for PET imaging, including topics like; tracer dosing, iv contrast administration, side effects, respiratory gating and reconstruction of image data.

To ensure that the trainee has understood the content, we have prepared a test, where the trainee has the possibility to feel more confident before bringing the theory into daily practice.

Content: Presentation and MCQ test (20 questions)
Length: 01:09:00 min



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Physical principles of CT
Edition 3/5 of 2016 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series

Brief summary of contents

The webinar starts with some basic knowledge about the different types of electromagnetic radiation, and describes the production of X-rays in an X-ray tube. It presents the idea behind tomographic imaging and some history of CT-evolution. It emphasizes the importance of CT-doses and gives a description of acquisition and reconstruction parameters and their impact on dose. The image CT-unit, Hounsfield Unit (HU) is defined, described and exemplified. Finally some applications of CT are shown.


Content: Presentation and MCQ test (21 questions)
Length: 47:00 min



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Physical principles of PET
Edition 2/5 of 2016 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series

Brief summary of contents

The webinar describes the physics basis of PET, starting from the positron decay, the annihilation process and the coincidence detection principle. It explains how the PET detector ring is used to create projections of the object that can be applied to reconstruct transaxial slices images by direct or iterative methods. The scintillation detector is explained as a prerequisite of the understanding of PET optimization and limitations. The trade-off between image resolution and image noise is shown. The important corrections for attenuation and scatter are outlined as requirements for quantitative PET. The concept of Standard Uptake Values (SUV) is critically explained, and finally some elements of quality assurance and quality control are presented.


Content: Presentation and MCQ test (25 questions)
Length: 01:04:00 min



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PET tracers, cyclotron principles & quality control
Edition 1/5 of 2016 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series

Brief summary of contents

1. Basics of cyclotron principles: nuclear stability and decay; notion of radioisotope; radioisotope production and nuclear reactions; cyclotron working principles; production yield (physics principles and practical constrains); examples of common radioisotope production.
2. Production of commonly used Pet tracers: process overview; radiosynthesis; production of FDG as an example
3. PET Radiopharmacy and Quality control: Pharmaceutical production (vs. conventional NM); Quality Assessment; Quality control; Radiochemical Purity and Pharmaceutical Quality


Content: Presentation and MCQ test (18 questions)
Length: 24:11 min



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