CME 13 Session – EANM’12

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SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Processing and Quantification

Educational objectives:

  1. Understand specific issues of reorientation, reconstruction and filtering on SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging
  2. Review of the current methods of automated quantification of perfusion and function in SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging
  3. Recognize potential artefacts in SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging
  4. Review of the phase analysis of gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging

Summary:
This continuing education session is directed primarily towards nuclear physicians active in clinical nuclear cardiology studies, but also towards cardiologists, radiologists, trainees and nuclear medicine technologists. It will cover relevant aspects of processing and quantification in SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. Specific effect of reorientation, reconstruction and filtering on cardiac SPECT studies will be discussed in detail and current methods for quantification of perfusion and function will be considered, with identification of the strength and weaknesses of the techniques. In addition, recognition of potential artefacts on myocardial perfusion imaging will be highlighted. Finally, phase analysis of gated SPECT myocardial perfusion will be treated.

By attending the session, participants will get profound insights into the relationship between processing and quantification and diagnostic confidence of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. An improved understanding of the current state-of-the art and recent developments in processing and quantification covered in this session will allow for a refined diagnostic application of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging and will help to increase acceptance of nuclear cardiology at the participant’s hospital or private practice.

Key Words:
Myocardial SPECT Imaging, Processing and Quantification



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