CME Sessions at EANM’07

EANM’07 – CME Session X

Cardiology (Interactive)
October 16, 2007, 11:30 – 13:00
Interactive Case Presentations

Moderator: A. Flotats (Barcelona)


Cases presented by:
C. Marcassa (Veruno):
Case readings – pearls and pitfalls in gated myocardial perfusion SPECT
P. Kaufmann (Zurich):
Case readings – integrating perfusion and cardiac CT results


Educational objectives:

  1. Develop a strategy of standardized documentation, reading and reporting of myocardial perfusion imaging
  2. Define potential sources of error and how to identify/circumvent them
  3. Highlight the major clinical applications of myocardial perfusion imaging
  4. Demonstrate the potential of X-ray computed tomography (CT) for the management of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)
  5. Suggest an integrated approach for noninvasive assessment of CAD based on SPECT and CT


Summary:

This interactive continuing education session is directed towards physicians who are seeking to refine and expand their knowledge in interpretation of nuclear cardiology studies and alternative cardiovascular imaging techniques. The two speakers will provide several cases on their topics, which are interactively presented. First, specific cases of SPECT imaging of myocardial perfusion and function are shown to draw attention to potential artefacts and other sources of misreading, and to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of nuclear cardiology in its most relevant applications. Then, further cases will be presented which extend beyond perfusion imaging, highlight applications of cardiac CT as an attractive morphologic imaging technology, and show how CT and perfusion imaging can work together in the assessment of coronary artery disease.


Key Words:

Interpretation of myocardial perfusion imaging, diagnostic accuracy, sources of error, prognostic value, cardiac CT

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