CME Sessions at EANM’06

EANM’06 – CME Session I

October 1, 2006, 08:00 – 09:30
Practical Issues in Nuclear Cardiology: “How to…”

Moderator: F. Bengel (Baltimore)

B. Hesse (Copenhagen):
How to implement guidelines for imaging of perfusion and function
C. Marcassa (Veruno):
How to report a cardiovascular nuclear test
W. Burchert (Bad Oeynhausen):
How to use attenuation correction in myocardial perfusion SPECT
A. Flotats (Barcelona):
How to establish myocardial perfusion imaging in the emergency department

Educational objectives:

  1. Identify and use guidelines relevant for the clinical practice of cardiovascular nuclear tests.
  2. Develop a structured and standardized approach for test reporting and communciation with referring physicians.
  3. Identify the strength and weaknesses of current methods for SPECT attenuation correction.
  4. Develop a strategy how to offer perfusion imaging to patients with acute coronary syndromes.
  5. Adopt knowledge and techniques to provide state-of-the-art, high-end nuclear imaging service at hospitals and in private practice


This continuing education session is directed primarily towards nuclear physicians active or interested in performance and interpretation of clinical nuclear cardiology studies, but also towards cardiologists, radiologists, trainees and nuclear medicine technologists. It will cover relevant practical aspects of the clinical use of cardiovascular nuclear imaging. By getting an overview of the current state-of-the art and recent developments, this sessions seeks to provide a foundation to participants for refining their services. Accordance with guidelines, standardized reporting, latest imaging methodology and broadening of the indications for testing will all be covered and, if implemented, will help to increase acceptance of nuclear cardiology at the participant’s hospital or private practice.

Key Words:

Myocardial perfusion, coronary artery disease, acute myocardial infarction, guidelines, attenuation correction

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