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NCKSAP: PET MPI, 1st Edition
Course Overview
This is a self-assessment CME activity in online format consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions. Each question includes an answer rationale and references for further studying. This module will be updated every 3 years. It is designed for practitioners who are performing nuclear imaging studies and want to increase their competence for certification, recertification or general practice improvement.
Target Audience
This activity is designed for nuclear cardiology physicians.
Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this module, learner will be able to: 
  • Discuss the basic physics of myocardial perfusion imaging with Positron Emission Tomography.
  • Identify the clinical applications of PET myocardial perfusion imaging patients with known and suspected coronary artery disease.
  • Explain the prognostic value of PET myocardial perfusion imaging 
  • Discuss the diagnostic and prognostic value of hybrid PET-CT imaging 
  • Identify clinical scenarios in which PET imaging is preferred over SPECT imaging.
  • Explain the clinical applications of myocardial blood flow and myocardial flow reserve.
Overall Goal
The overall goal of this activity is to provide a comprehensive review of nuclear cardiology imaging procedures and best practices and increase physicians’ competence and performance in their ability to improve cardiovascular disease outcomes.
Statement of Need
An estimated 80 Million American adults (approximately 1 in 3) have 1 or more types of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with over 30 Million estimated to be under 60 years of age. According to the Centers for Disease Control “Heart Disease Fact Sheet”, in 2006 heart disease was the leading cause of death for both men and women and a total of 26%—or more than one in every four—of all deaths were caused by heart disease. Further, in the United States, one person has a heart attack every 34 seconds and one person dies from a heart disease-related event every minute.
Continuing Education Term of Approval
Release Date: August 11, 2022
Expiration Date: August 10, 2025
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Aug 10, 2025
Cost: Physician & Scientist: $135.00
International Emerging Markets: $55.00
International Physician & Scientist: $135.00
Trainee: $55.00
Non-Physician (Member): $55.00
Physician (Non-Member): $225.00
Non-Physician (Non-Member): $225.00
Credit Offered:
10 CME Credits
10 MOC Points
10 COP Credits
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