Introduction to PET 2020

9 June 2020


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 audience
1. Nuclear Medicine Physicists
2. Nuclear Medicine Technologists
3. Nuclear Medicine Radiographers

Learning Outcomes
1. 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 procedures
4. Develop knowledge and understanding of PET image QC and image artefacts
5. Be aware of radiation protection requirements in PET 


On-line registration is now open. To book, please click the 'book now' button below and then either log in (members and registered users) or register (new users only). 

Registration fees (including refreshments and lunch):

IPEM member


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 28/04/2020
Registration deadline: 26/05/2020

Conference Resources 
The provisional programme and abstracts will be available here in April. 
Presentation slides will be available after the event 
here (IPEM Members only - login required)

This conference will take place at The Manchester Meeting place, University of Manchester. 
University of Manchester, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
More information available here

If you have any queries, please email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598. 

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