CME 3 Session - EANM'17

Cardiovascular: How to Perform Myocardial Perfusion Imaging According to EANM Recommendations

Educational Objectives:
Learn on the state-of-the-art applications and protocols for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy.

In recent years radionuclide imaging technologies have evolved rapidly with the development of new instrumentation and new agents. This has increased both the number and the complexity of choices for the clinician. Recently the EANM procedural guidelines for radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging with SPECT and SPECT/CT were updated.1,2 These guidelines are designed to assist physicians and other healthcare professionals in performing, interpreting and reporting radionuclide tomographic imaging examinations of myocardial perfusion including hybrid imaging. The purpose of this CME is to educate on the state-of-the-art applications and protocols and to disseminate this information to the European nuclear cardiology community. Important to realize is that these guidelines do not discuss overall clinical indications for these examinations or the benefits and drawbacks of radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging compared with other techniques, nor do they cover cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness aspects in diagnosis or prognosis.

Key Words:
Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, guideline, nuclear cardiology
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