Friday, January 27
8:00–10:00 am PT
Clinical PET/MRI for the Abdomen and Pelvis
Sponsored by the SNMMI PET Center of Excellence and the Correlative Imaging Council
Organizers: Nadine Mallak, MD: Simindokht Dadparvar, MD, FACNM, FSNMMI; and Patrick Veit-Haibach, MD
Moderators: Nadine Mallak, MD: Simindokht Dadparvar, MD, FACNM, FSNMMI
The session is intended to be clinically oriented, tailored towards physicians. It focuses on PET/MRI of the abdomen and pelvis, offering helpful tips to start a clinical PET/MRI program, and discussing the role of PET/MRI for gynecologic malignancies, and as a problem-solving tool.
- Recognize the challenges that can be encountered while starting a clinical PET/MRI program, and helpful tips to address them.
- Describe the role and added value of hybrid PET/MRI imaging in the evaluation of gynecologic malignancies.
- Recognize potential situations and clinical scenarios for which PET/MRI can serve as a problem-solving tool.
Practical Tips to Start a Clinical PET/MRI
Samuel Galgano, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
PET/MRI for Gynecologic Malignancies
Annie Packard, MD, Mayo Clinic – Rochester
PET/MRI for Problem Solving in Abdominal and Pelvic Applications
Spencer Behr, MD, University of California, San Francisco
10:15 am–12:15 pm PT
Hybrid PET/CT Cardiac Imaging: Opportunities and Challenges
Sponsored by the SNMMI Cardiovascular Council
Organizers: René R. Sevag Packard, MD, PhD
Moderators: René R. Sevag Packard, MD, PhD; Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, MD
Computed tomography (CT) has become an integral part of nuclear cardiology imaging, particularly PET, driven in part by significant advances in imaging technology. This session will explore the opportunities and challenges offered by hybrid PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging. We will include the differential diagnoses of the most common and most consequential extracardiac findings. This session will cover aspects of the recent multi-society guideline document for the use of CT in hybrid nuclear/CT cardiac imaging (endorsed by SNMMI, ASNC, SCCT, and AAPM).
- Determine the clinical value of hybrid PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging
- Comprehend coronary CT angiography (CTA) and CTA-based cardiac segmentation to measure vessel-specific myocardial blood flow and flow reserve
- Be aware of extracardiac findings observed during attenuation CT scans
Clinical Value of Hybrid PET/CT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD, Houston Methodist DeBakery Heart and Vascular Center
Role of Coronary CT Angiography in Cardiac Risk Stratification
Kimberly Kallianos, MD, University of California, San Francisco
A Coronary CT Angiography/Cardiac PET Fusion Strategy for Vessel-Specific Myocardial Blood Flow Assessment
Marina Piccinelli, PhD, Emory University
Extracardiac Finding in Attenuation CT Scans
Attila Feher, MD, PhD
1:15–3:15 pm PT
Pediatric Renal Scintigraphy for Evaluation of Urinary Tract Obstruction – Why, When and How to do it
Sponsored by the SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council
Organizers: Lisa J. States MD, Reza Vali MD
Moderators: Lisa J. States MD
This course is designed to give a multi-disciplinary overview of the current practices used for the evaluation of children with concern for urinary tract obstruction. The lectures will provide a broad overview of urinary tract dilatation and include basic and complex cases. The educational focus is to provide an organized approach for evaluation of urinary tract dilatation in a variety of scenarios and to provide the urologist with the necessary information to optimize care for these children.
- Discuss how to optimize current procedures and protocols for performing renal scintigraphy with Lasix in children.
- Generate a report that will provide the urologist with information needed to determine if surgery is necessary.
- Provide guidance regarding follow-up imaging for evaluation of children with urinary tract dilatation.
Urinary Tract Obstruction in the Pediatric Patient: A Urologist's Perspective
Yi Li, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Diuretic Renography in Children: Harmonization of the SNMMI and EANM Guidelines
Zvi Bar-Sever, MD, Tel Aviv University
Multimodality Imaging for Urinary Tract Obstruction- Are Renal Scintigraphy and MR Urography Complementary
J. Christopher Davis, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Urinary Tract Obstruction: Interesting Cases from Simple to Complex
Reza Vali, MD, MSc, Sick Kids Children’s Hospital
3:45–5:45 pm PT
Jeopardy Style Game to Review Important Aspects of Nuclear Medicine You Need to Know
Sponsored by the SNMMI Academic Council, Nuclear Medicine Program Directors, Advanced Associate Council, and Early Career Professionals
Organizers: Twyla B. Bartel, DO, FACNM, FSNMMI; Justin G. Peacock, MD, PhD
Moderators: Ishani Dalal, MD; Erin Grady, MD
This “nuts and bolts” session is intended for all nuclear medicine professionals and will be presented in a more interactive format to encourage audience participation. The purpose is to provide a general review of important patient preparation, protocoling, imaging, and image interpretation of our nuclear medicine specialty. This can be utilized as a review session for trainees and also to enhance and reinforce nuclear medicine concepts to all groups in our profession. This will be presented jointly from the perspective of technologists and physicians. Part 1 will encompass PET/CT imaging. Part 2 will pertain to general nuclear imaging. A few therapy-related cases will be intertwined in the two.
- Test your knowledge of general nuclear medicine and PET/CT imaging.
- Review patient preparation and protocoling.
- Review radiopharmaceutical uptake and mechanisms.
Part I: PET/CT Imaging
Twyla Bartel, DO, MBA, FACNM, FSNMMI; Erin Grady, MD, CCD, FACNM; Norman Bolus, MSPH, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS
Part II: General Nuclear Medicine
Justin Peacock, MD, PhD; Blaine Mischen, MD; Norman Bolus, MSPH, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS