Level 3: High End Courses

Advanced Course: Imaging in Infection & White Blood Cell Labelling

December 4-6, 2017
Sant’Andrea Hospital
Rome, Italy

 This Course is accredited with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC), assigned by the EACCME


icon_question_pur HOW TO REGISTER

The course allows a maximum of 12 participants. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, however, EANM members will be given relative priority.

Online Registration

If online registration is not possible, please contact us: esmit@eanm.org

icon_ticket_pur REGISTRATION FEE

Course Fee               € 950.-

Registration Fee includes:

  • Electronic Course Programme Book including all Slides
  • Coffee & Lunch Breaks on each Course Day
  • Transfer from hotel to venue and back

Registration Fee does NOT include:

  • Travel to the Venue
  • Accommodation

icon_payment_pur MODE OF PAYMENT

Registration fees need to be paid 4 weeks prior to the event. In case the payment is not received by this deadline, the registration needs to be cancelled. Payment can be settled by

  • Credit Card
  • Cheques will not be accepted

Bank Transfer to:

Bank Name: Die ERSTE Bank
Banking Code: 20111
Account Number: 28120039900
IBAN Code: AT602011128120039900

icon_cancellation_pur CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the EANM Office. Telephone cancellations cannot be accepted. Substitutions will be accepted and can be made at any time. Name and e-mail address of substitutes need to be sent to the EANM Office 4 weeks prior to the event. In the case of cancellation 4 weeks before the course, we will refund you the fee less a € 100,- administration charge.
After this date we cannot grant any refund for cancellations. Any refund will take place after the respective course. EANM will not be held liable for cancellation fees of hotels, airlines or other means of transportation.


This advanced course is focused on imaging infection with radiolabelled WBC. A special attention is given to the labelling procedure and quality controls for white blood cells (WBC) scintigraphy that is the nuclear medicine gold standard modality when an infection is suspected.

In addition to cell labelling method, the facilitators will follow 4 different patients in real time as for their preparation, cell labelling, image acquisition and interpretation protocols as well as in-vivo quality controls.

Pitfalls and regulatory aspects will be covered as well in this course.


  • WBCs labelling methods (leukokit vs open procedure), regulations and QCs
  • WBCs protocols for image acquisition
  • Interpretation of the scans
  • How to resolve pitfalls
  • Procedures for validation and annual revalidation (filling Standard Operator Procedures forms)


The target audience includes Nuclear Medicine physicians involved in the field of infective diseases.


It is necessary that participants have some experience in the field of infection imaging. The course coordinators therefore highly recommend to follow the online materials as listed hereunder:

Compulsory Material:

PET/CT in Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (PET/CT Webinar Series)

Introduction to Inflammation and Infection Imaging (Basic NM Webinar Series)

Highly Suggested Material (not compulsory):

 Introduction to Radiopharmacy (Basic NM Webinar Series)

 Introduction to Radiopharmacy (Basic NM Webinar Series)

Cardiovascular/Inflammation & Infection/EACVI: Imaging Sarcoidosis, Endocarditis and Amyloidosis by PET (CME Session 7 – EANM’16)

Inflammation and Infection: Imaging Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient (CME Session 4 – EANM’15)

It is advised, but not compulsory, that participants have already attended a level-2 course from EANM or any other European Course on Inflammation/Infection Imaging.



Chiara Lauri

Elena Lazzeri

Alberto Signore

Local Support

Filippo Galli

Sveva Auletta

Ivan Baldazzi

Fabio Trapasso


download Curriculum


Please make sure to book your accommodation for this event as soon as possible.

Please note that a transfer from the ESMIT Headquarter Hotel Villa Maria Regina to the venue and back will be organized by the ESMIT. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you book your hotel room either in the Headquarter Hotel or in another one nearby.

Hotel Villa Maria Regina (ESMIT Headquarter Hotel)

icon_globe Website    icon_mail e-Mail     icon_phone +39 06 362 90 71    |   icon_car 12 minutes driving distance from ESMIT venue (Sant´Andrea Hospital)

Booking Code “ESMIT High End Course” enables reduced EANM rates of € 55,00/night for a single room (incl. continental buffet breakfast, WI-FI and VAT, excl. city tax of € 6,00 per person, per day)


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