Phil Kuo, MD
University of Arizona
Don Yoo, MD
Rhode Island Imaging, Brown University
Chair, ACR Nuclear Medicine Commision
To Be Determined
Target Audience: General radiologists that are called upon to interpret nuclear medicine studies in their practice
This 2-day course will focus on how to correctly perform and interpret commonly performed general nuclear medicine studies. This course will fill the educational gap for radiologists who have not had fellowship training in nuclear medicine who are interpreting general nuclear medicine studies.
This course will cover the appropriate use of commonly performed nuclear medicine studies for a variety of disease processes and how to correctly perform and interpret these studies. Protocols for performing nuclear medicine studies and interpretation guidelines for general nuclear medicine studies have evolved and there are new radiopharmaceuticals which require training for correct interpretation.
The course will cover the following general nuclear topics:
· Gastrointestinal-HIDA, GI bleed, Meckel’s, Gastric emptying, Liver/spleen
· Genitourinary-Renal Lasix, renal captopril, DTPA GFR, DMSA
· Musculoskeletal- Bone scan for oncology, three phase bone scan, infection (WBC and gallium)
· Neurology - DaTscan, brain death
· Endocrine- thyroid, parathyroid, octreoscan, MIBG scan
· Cardiology-stress MPI, thallium viability, MUGA
· Pulmonary - V/Q
The course provides an individual, “hands-on” experience with a case simulator to teach physicians how to accurately perform and interpret a variety of nuclear medicine cases in both routine and challenging scenarios.
Please note: This course will offer the optional Workstation Introduction session at 7:00am on the first day of the course.
The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Qualified on July 27, 2018, this activity meets the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 22 SAM credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program.
Attendees who complete a minimum of 100 cases will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in Performing Nuclear Radiology.
Full refunds, less a $250 administrative fee will be granted in response to written cancellation notifications received no later than 14 days prior to the start of the course. Notification of cancellation less than 14 days will be granted with a $500 administrative fee. No refund of any amount will be made for “no-shows” or cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the course.
Course Transfer Policy:
Transfers are permitted within Education Center meetings. Transfers made less than 2 weeks prior to the course will be assessed a $250 administrative fee. All requests for transfer must be submitted in writing. Only one transfer will be permitted per registration, additional transfers will be charged a fee of $250.
Late registrations received within four days of the course will be charged an additional $500 (Members-in-Training: additional $250).