CME Sessions at EANM’07

EANM’07 – CME Session VII

October 15, 2007, 14:30 – 16:00
Physics Issues: Normal Ranges

Moderator: A. Britten (London)
Co-Moderator: M. Nowak (Copenhagen)

J. Hilden, (Copenhagen):
Statistics in Diagnostic decision making inNuclear Medicine
P. Marsden (London):
The use of PET SUV in identifying abnormality
H. J. Verberne (Amsterdam):
Issues in quantification in Nuclear Cardiology

Educational objectives:

  1. To understand basic statistical principles in diagnostic studies, and the practical issues relating to these
  2. To make clear the concepts and basis for the definition and use of SUV in PET studies
  3. To understand the technical factors arising from the use of Gamma Cameras and PET scanners to provide numerical values for defining abnormality


Nuclear Medicine imaging studies routinely produce numerical results quantifying absolute or relative function, both from gamma camera and PET studies. In the ideal situation the normal range of values for the measured parameter is then compared to the measured value. This session considers the issues that are involved in defining and using numerical values for diagnosis and prognosis from Nuclear Medicine studies.

Key Words:

Normal range, statistical methods, quantitation

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