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ASNC Cardiac PET Curriculum
Course Overview
The 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.
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

Part II: Instrumentation
Module 2. Instrumentation of Cardiovascular PET
Module 3a. Acquisition and Processing for Cardiovascular PET
Module 3b. PET Quality Control, Corrections and Processing
Module 4. Hybrid Imaging

Part III: Cardiovascular PET Tracers
Module 5a. Cardiovascular PET Tracers Part A
Module 5b. Cardiovascular PET Tracers Part B

Part IV: How To Perform Cardiac PET
Module 6. How to Perform a 82Rb Perfusion Study
Module 7. How to Perform a 13N-NH3 Perfusion Study
Module 8. How to Perform a PET Myocardial Blood Flow Evaluation
Module 9. How to Perform an 18F FDG Viability Study
Module 10. How to Perform an 18F FDG Infection/Inflammation Study

Part V: Clinical Data
Module 11. Cardiac PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Including Myocardial Blood Flow Assessment in Clinical Studies
Module 12. Interpretation and Reporting of Cardiac PET Myocardial Perfusion Studies
Module 13a. Low Dose CT with Cardiac PET Perfusion
Module 13b. A Radiologist's Approach to Reviewing the CT Attenuation Correction Images for Important Incidental Findings

Part VI: Non-Perfusion PET Imaging
Module 14. Myocardial Viability with PET Clinical Data
Module 15. Cardiac Sarcoid PET Imaging Clinical Data
Module 16. Infection PET Imaging with 18F-FDG Clinical Data

Part VII: Interactive Case Studies
Module 17a. Case Review - 82Rb PET Perfusion Imaging
Module 17b. Case Review - Myocardial Blood Flow with 82Rb PET Imaging
Module 18. Case Review – 13N-NH3 Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Myocardial Blood Flow with 13NH3 PET Imaging
Module 19. Case review - Non-Perfusion Imaging – Viability
Module 20. Case review - Non-Perfusion Imaging – Sarcoid
Module 21. Case Review – Non-Perfusion Imaging - Infection and Inflammation

Part VIII. Establishing a PET Facility
Module 22. Planning a PET facility
Target Audience
This activity is targeted at physicians and is intended to provide the latest information on clinical practice and cutting-edge scientific advances in Cardiac PET imaging.
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
Overall Goal
This program will provide you the knowledge and competence necessary to initiate cardiac PET imaging studies in your clinical practice to influence better outcomes in patients with CVD
Statement of Need
Nuclear cardiology is an important part of managing patients with cardiovascular disease. PET imaging provides improved diagnostic accuracy compared with SPECT imaging. Nuclear cardiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists and imaging technologists need to understand PET protocols and procedures and to understand and incorporate PET technology and tracers into their laboratory and establish a clinically relevant value-added service providing state-of-the-art patient care.
Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit
Evaluation Deadlines: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and Participation Credits = December 31, 2024
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Term of Approval
Release Date: December 31, 2021
Expiration Date: January 30, 2024
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.
Medium and Software Requirements
Windows Requirements:
Operating system: Windows 10+
Browser: Chrome v90.0+, Firefox v84.0+, Edge v90.0+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection

Macintosh Requirements:
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Browser: Mozilla Firefox v84.0+, Safari 14+, Chrome v90.0+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2024
Cost: Physician & Scientist: $899.00
International Emerging Markets: $249.00
International Physician & Scientist: $899.00
Trainee: $349.00
Non-Physician (Member): $349.00
Physician (Non-Member): $1,299.00
Non-Physician (Non-Member): $649.00
Credit Offered:
18.25 CME Credits
18.25 COP Credits
Contains: 26 Courses
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