Innovations in medical imaging can have a significant impact on patient care, treatment, and prognosis. One of the newest diagnostic modalities being explored by clinicians is PET/MR imaging. There are significant challenges in combining these two technologies, whether it is fusion and co-registration of previously acquired images, or true sequential and hybridized imaging using a PET/MR scanner. It is a complicated area since one modality requires high-energy radiation while the other modality is based on magnetics; each component has its unique requirements and instrumentation, which need to be considered in department design, patient safety, and workflow.
This full-length course will introduce learners to this exciting modality that is beginning to establish a role in clinical research and patient care. Like PET/CT, PET/MR combines the strengths of PET imaging with the strengths of MRI – sensitive functional information combined with highly-detailed anatomical information. This course will be particularly useful to MRT’s who are cross-trained in Nuclear Medicine/PET and MRI, but will be comprehensive enough for all CAMRT members who have an interest in advanced medical imaging technologies. No prerequisites are required, and links will be provided for case studies discussed in the course contents.
For more information about these or other courses, please contact the CAMRT’s Continuing Professional Development department at firstname.lastname@example.org.