CME Sessions at EANM’09

EANM’09 – CME Session X

Lung (Interactive)
October 13, 2009, 11:30 – 13:00
The Role of Nuclear Medicine in Pulmonary Disease: Embolism, Inflammation and Infection, Cancer

Moderator: L. Mansi (Naples)

Cases presented by:
M. Bajc (Lund):
J. Buscombe (London):
M. Farsad (Bozen):

Educational objectives:

  1. Become familiar with V/P SPECT, quantification of ventilation/perfusion defects and new holistic interpretation and principles for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism versus other lung diseases according to European guidelines.
  2. Understand the role of Ga-67 in lung infection and inflammation.
  3. Understand the strength and the weaknesses of labeled leukocyte imaging in lung infection.
  4. Determine what if any is the role of FDG PET in imaging chest infection and inflammation.
  5. Understand the individual contribution of CT, contrast media and FDG in better defining diagnosis of lung cancer.
  6. Understand the role of PET-CT in diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules, staging and follow up of lung cancer.


This CME interactive session is directed primarily towards physicians involved in diagnosis of pulmonary diseases. The session is divided in 3 parts:

1) M. Bajc , after a short technical and methodological introduction, will explain how to interpret V/P SPECT in diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
2) J. Buscombe will demonstrate the different contribution, analyzing strength and weaknesses, of Ga-67, WBC and FDG in patients with suspected and/or diagnosed pulmonary inflammation/infection.
3) M. Farsad will demonstrate the added contribution to PET-FDG permitted by CT and contrast media and will analyze the role of PET-CT with FDG in diagnosis, staging and follow up of lung cancer , also evaluating whole body scans

Key Words:

Pulmonary Embolism, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Inflammation/Infection

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