CTE Sessions at EANM’09

EANM’09 – CTE Session I

October 11, 2009, 08:15 – 09:45
The Value of SPECT(/CT)
Ventilation/Perfusion Imaging in Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

Moderator: S. Tielenius Kruythoff (Groningen)


Speakers
extended
abstract
S. Burrell (Halifax):
Part I: Clinical Aspects on Pulmonary Embolism
M. Bajc (Lund) :
Part II: Ventilation/Perfusion SPECT versus Multidetector CT of Pulmonary Arteries, CTA
B. Jonson (Lund):
Part III: Interactive session image interpretation


Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this session the attendee will have an understanding of:

  1. Have an overview of Pulmonary Embolic Disease.
  2. Understand and explain the role of chest Radiography for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
  3. Understand and explain the acquisition of Ventilation/ Perfusion scintigraphy.
  4. Understand and explain the role of Ventilation/Perfusion scintigraphy for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
  5. Understand and explain the role of SPECT Ventilation/Perfusion scintigraphy for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
  6. Understand and explain the role of CT Angiography (CTA) for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
  7. Be aware of scientific papers about the imaging of pulmonary embolism.
  8. Being able to recognise pulmonary embolism on nuclear images.


Summary:

This session is designed for nuclear medicine technologists interested to get an overview, as well as an insight on some recent advances in diagnostic procedures in pulmonary embolism.

After a brief introduction to Pulmonary Embolic Disease, the first lecture will focus particularly on the acquisition of Ventilation/ Perfusion scintigraphy (think about technique, radiopharmaceuticals etc.)

The second lecture will compare the role of SPECT V/P and Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. This comparison will be based on recent scientific papers.

After that, the third lecture will discuss the interpretation of clinical studies (cases).


Key Words:

Lung, Lung Embolism, Diagnostics, Imaging Modalities, SPECT, CTA, Ventilation, Perfusion, Chest Radiography

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