Highlights & Hot Topics: Dose Optimization in PET

Approved for 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated “SA-CME” by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment.

Approved for 0.5 Category A credit

Highlights & Hot Topics offers a learning experience designed to increase your knowledge and practice competence across the radiology specialty spectrum. Highlights and Hot Topics features online, on-demand learning through slides synchronized with audio presentations.

View dynamic slide presentations, test your immediate learning with embedded questions and listen as the most prominent faculty highlight key strategies in imaging.

In this Highlights & Hot Topics module, Dose Optimization, Alan Siegel, MD presents a comprehensive overview of the most significant dose issues in PET/CT. Dr. Siegel highlights issues in effective dose and FDG dose standards with case examples and findings from recent clinical research.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for practicing radiologists from a variety of settings as well as radiation oncologists and radiologists-in-training. In addition to physicians, this activity also addresses an important secondary target audience of radiological technologists, therapists and other allied health professionals. 

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Develop a plan for implementing emerging technology in the radiology practice to minimize radiation exposure and increase patient safety.
  • Assess the radiation risk and the effect of radiation exposure based on the age and sex of the patient.
  • Calculate a lower radiation dose with the understanding of the effect on image noise.

CME Released: 10/22/2012
CME Expires: 11/30/2013

The time needed to complete this activity is estimated to be 0.5 hour.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Medical Educational programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

Designation Statement
The ACR designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 0.5 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

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      In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for review and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, and a method of resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve this integrity and objectivity, all individuals participating as planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators in an ACR educational activity or an activity jointly sponsored by the ACR must appropriately disclose any financial relationship with a commercial organization that may have an interest in the content of the educational activity.

      The following faculty indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships related to the presentation of this material.

      Alan H. Siegel, MD

      ACR staff have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships related to this educational activity.

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