CME Sessions at EANM’07

EANM’07 – CME Session I

October 14, 2007, 08:00 – 09:30
Role of Nuclear Cardiology in Specific Risk Populations

Moderator: F. Bengel (Baltimore)

Dr. Albert Flotats (Barcelona):
Diabetes mellitus
Dr. Claudio Marcassa (Veruno):
Renal disease
Dr. Lucilia Maria Salgado (Lisbon):
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Unlu (Ankara):
The elderly patient

Educational objectives:

  1. Emphasize the role of nuclear cardiology for risk stratification.
  2. Understand specific issues of high-risk populations such as patients with diabetes mellitus and renal disease.
  3. Identify the influence of age and gender on cardiovascular risk and the prognostic potential of nuclear cardiology.


This continuing education session is directed primarily towards nuclear physicians active in clinical nuclear cardiology studies, but also towards cardiologists, radiologists, trainees and nuclear medicine technologists. It will cover relevant aspects of the prognostic value of cardiovascular nuclear imaging. Specific risk populations will be discussed in detail and the role of myocardial perfusion imaging for prognostic evaluation in these populations will be highlighted. By attending the sesson, participants will get profound insights into the relationship between cardiac risk factors, myocardial perfusion and outcome. An improved understanding of the specific situation in the subopulations covered in this session will allow for a refined diagnostic and prognostic application of cardiovascular nuclear imaging procedures, and for an extension of clinical services to a broader patient spectrum.

Key Words:

Myocardial perfusion, coronary artery disease, risk stratification

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