Organised by IPEM's Nuclear Medicine Special Interest Group An introduction to PET Physics, including the physical principles underpinning PET, quality control of PET scanners, common imaging procedures and radiation protection. We will look at issues surrounding image reconstruction, standardising image quality, common artefacts, and the use of PET in multi-centre trials. The course is designed to provide a basic core of knowledge for those supporting PET systems. The course has been designed with medical physicists (including STP trainees), senior technologists and senior radiographers in mind, but all are welcome.There will be presentations on variations in hardware and software between the main manufacturers, given by healthcare professionals with first-hand experience. There will also be plenty of opportunity for further networking and discussion over breaks. Target audience1. Nuclear Medicine Physicists2. Nuclear Medicine Technologists3. Nuclear Medicine RadiographersLearning Outcomes1. Understand the physical principles and technical aspects of PET imaging 2. Understand QC requirements for PET/CT scanners and how to assess camera performance 3. Develop knowledge and understanding of how to perform a variety of PET imaging procedures4. Develop knowledge and understanding of PET image QC and image artefacts5. Be aware of radiation protection requirements in PET
On-line registration is temporarily closed. Registration fees (including refreshments and lunch):
IPEM member trainee
IPEM member technologist
IPEM member retired/non-salaried
Please note there is a £20 discount on these prices if booked up to 6 weeks in advance. Full prices apply from TBC Registration deadline: TBC Conference Resources The provisional programme is available here. Alternatively, click on the image below to see the programme.
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