CTE Sessions at EANM’12

EANM’12 – Mini Course I

October 28, 2012, 14:30 – 15:30
SPECT/CT in Lung Imaging

Moderator: H. Medvedec (Zagreb)

R. Petrovic (Zagreb):
Evolutionary Approach- from Planar to SPECT/CT Lung Scintigraphy
M. Bajc (Lund):
Ventilation/Perfusion SPECT in Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism and Co-Morbid Diseases – Role of Low Dose CT

Educational objectives:

  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 protocols of Perfusion and Ventilation scintigraphy.
  4. Understand and explain the role of planar and SPECT Ventilation/Perfusion scintigraphy for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
  5. Understand and explain the role of CT Angiography (CTA) for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
  6. Be able to recognize pulmonary embolism on nuclear images.


This session is designed for nuclear medicine technologists and radiographers interested to get an overview of sintigraphic procedures in lung imaging, 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 on properties and protocols of planar perfusion/ventilation scintigraphy and advancement to new techniques and use of combined SPECT/CT cameras. Various interpretation criteria will be presented (PIOPED, PISAPED, new European Guidelines for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism), together with some examples. In second lecture, principles of computed tomography and use of multi-slice detectors in diagnostic procedures will be mentioned, as well as comparison of the role of SPECT V/P and Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA). After that, the second lecture will discuss the interpretation of clinical studies (cases).

Key Words:

Lung, Pulmonary Embolism, Chest Radiography, Scintigraphy, Protocols, SPECT, CTA, Ventilation, Perfusion

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