PET Radiopharmaceuticals (2021)- Comprehensive Review

This tutorial, with quiz; is ideal for a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist wishing to earn 2 CEU credit.

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After reviewing this tutorial, participants

  • Should be able to define the term PET and explain the basic imaging principle of coincidence detection
  • Should be able to explain how PET is different than other imaging modalities
  • Should be able to explain how PET radiopharmaceuticals display organ function rather than anatomy
  • Name the risks, benefits and clinical value of PET
  • Name the PET pharmaceuticals available and their physical characteristics
  • Relate the safety of these drugs
  • Compare the radiation dose of 18F-FDG to that of other commonly used radiopharmaceuticals
  • Recognize the chemical structures of FDG and glucose
  • Discuss reimbursement issues and approved indications for 18F-FDG
  • Discuss use of this drug in oncology, neurology, and cardiology.
  • Discuss properties of the new PET Radiopharmaceuticals, including those requiring an on-site cyclotron for production and preparation.

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