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Nuclear Medicine

  1. 1. H A N D S - O N Nuclear Medicine P h y s i c s W o r k s h o p at the University of Iowa Medical Center Iowa City, IA December 13-14, 2008
  2. 2. Who Should Attend Educational Objectives About the Seminar This workshop is for medical physicists and others who have attended MTMI’s Physics of Nuclear Medicine seminar or have completed a comparable level of training on the physics of nuclear medicine and the ACR nuclear medicine accreditation requirements and testing proce- dures. The trend to tie reimbursement for imaging procedures to accreditation of these procedures is driving an increased demand for medical physics support services. To assist medical physicists prepare themselves to deliver support toward nuclear medicine accreditation, MTMI has devel- oped two continuing education programs. A 3-day semi- nar entitled “The Physics of Nuclear Medicine” provides a review organized around the four modules defined in the American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation standards for nuclear medicine facilities. A second pro- gram “Hands-on Nuclear Medicine Physics Workshop”, which is described in this brochure, provides an opportu- nity to receive practical training on the testing and quality control procedures required forACR and ICANL accredi- tation and for ongoing medical physics support of nuclear medicine facilities. An understanding of the principles and concepts presented in the first program is necessary to take maximum advantage of the hands on program and is therefore a prerequisite. The hands-on training program is organized with small group laboratory sessions using NM equipment and phantoms to demonstrate testing and QC procedures and is conducted by an experienced fac- ulty. Attendance is limited, please register early. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have learned: • Calibration and handling procedures for radionuclides. • Performance/QC testing procedures for SPECT and SPECT/CT units. • Performance/QC testing procedures for PET and PET/CT units. • Applications and analysis of cardiac nuclear medicine procedures. • Performance/QC testing procedures for gamma cameras. Approval has been received from CAMPEP for up to 12.0 hours of Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit (MPCEC) for qualified medical physicists. This program has also been submitted to the SNMT for Voice Credits for Nuclear Medicine Technologists. Continuing Education Credit • • • • • • Day One • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Registration and Coffee Introduction .................................................... Barnes Calibration & Handling of Radionuclides ... Pronto • Basic operation of the radiopharmacy • Instrumentation • Regulatory agencies and issues Gamma Camera QC .................................. Harkness • Review of gamma camera instrumentation • Gamma camera specifications • Overview of NEMA, ICANL, ACR tests • Common artifacts Informal Discussion and Break Lab Orientation ............................................ Madsen Lab Session 1 Lunch (provided) Lab Session 2 Lab Session 3 Informal Discussion and Break Performance/QC Testing of SPECT and SPECT/CT Units .......................................... Halama • SPECT basics • SPECT instruments • ACR and ICANL accreditation • SPECT artifacts Questions and Discussion ............................. Faculty Adjourn for the Day • • • • • • Day Two • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Coffee Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Applications and Analysis ......................................................... Madsen • Cardiac SPECT procedures • Specialized instrumentation • Radionuclide transmission • Cardiac SPECT/CT Performance/QC Testing of PET & PET/CT Units ....................................................................Sunderland • Review of PET/CT instrumentation • NEMA procedures (acceptance testing) • Intro to ACRIN imaging requirements • Intro to ICANL and ACR PET imaging accreditation components Informal Discussion and Break Lab Session 4 Lab Session 5 Discussion and Wrap-up Workshop Adjourned Seminar Schedule • • • • • • • • 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:10 am 8:50 am 9:30 am 9:55 am 10:00 am 11:30 am 12:15 pm 1:45 pm 3:15 pm 3:45 pm 4:25 pm 5:00 pm • • • • • • • • 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:40 am 9:20 am 9:40 am 11:10 am 12:40 pm 1:00 pm Lab A - Radionuclide Calibration •Survey meter operation •Tc-99m/Mo-99 generator •Dose calibrator operation •Hot lab survey & wipe tests Lab B - Gamma Camera QC •Routine QC •NEMA Resolution/Registration •ACR phantom images •Collimator evaluation Lab C - SPECT Performance/QC •Uniformity •Center of rotation and pixel calibration •SPECT phantom/resolution Lab E - Performance/QC Testing of PET and PET/CT Units •Daily QC •Periodic calibration and normalization procedures •Absolute calibration •ACR PET image quality phantom Lab D - Cardiac Nuc Med Apps •SPECT •Cardiac gating •Attenuation correction QC •Motion correction •Software analysis • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
  3. 3. Location & Accommodations Registration To register for this seminar, go to or complete the registration form below and wsend it with your tuition to MTMI, or wcall (800) 765-6864 using MasterCard or Visa, or wfax the form to (262) 717-9171 with credit card information Tuition for each seminar is $895 (MTMI members $870) per person. wRefunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received prior to 10 days before the seminar. wCancellations received within 10 days of the seminar will receive a credit toward a future MTMI seminar, minus the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the seminar. MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. MTMI recommends that at- tendees use refundable airline tickets for travel to workshops. In case of cancellation of a seminar for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets. Tax Deduction The expense of continuing education, when taken to maintain and improve professional skills, is tax deductible. Please contact your accountant for details. Iowa City, IA - December 13-14, 2008 Workshop Location: University of Iowa Medical Center 200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242-1009 Accommodations: Sheraton Iowa City Hotel 210 South Dubuque Street Iowa City, IA 52240 Room Rate: $99 single/double Make hotel reservations by 11/12/08 and request this discounted MTMI rate. Parking: $10 per day Membership Acknowledgement MTMI would like to express appreciation for the assis- tance of Mark Madsen, Ph.D., and members of the faculty in designing the workshop content. Seminar Faculty Membership in the Medical Technology Management Institute includes: tdiscounts on MTMI services tmember newsletter tweb access to replace certificates tyearly transcripts tspecial benefits throughout the year exclusive to members Joining MTMI with this registration qualifies you for the mem- ber discount. Indicate your interest in membership on the regis- tration form or call MTMI. Annual membership dues for physi- cists is $59. Discount effective immediately. Mark Madsen, Ph.D. Professor University of Iowa Iowa City, IA James Pronto, M.S., R.Ph. Chief Nuclear Pharmacist University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Beth Harkness, M.S. Medical Physicist Henry Ford Hospital System Detroit, MI James Halama, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor of Radiology Loyola University Maywood, IL Registration Form *Hands-on Nuclear Medicine Workshop Iowa City, IA - Dec 13-14 Please Print Clearly - This is how your name will appear on your certificate. Name:_______________________________________________________ degree/title ___________________ Home Address ________________________________________ City _________________________________ State: _______ Zip code: ______________ e-mail ________________________________________________ Day phone ( ) ___________________ Eve. phone ( ) _________________ FAX ( ) ________________ I am a r medical physicist; r nuclear medicine technologist; r other (specify) __________________________________________ I work in the following areas: r Mamm., r X Ray, r CT, r MR, r Nuc Med, r Ultrasound, r Rad Therapy, r Brachy Therapy. Credit Card Number _______________________________________________ rMaster Card rVisa rAmex Expiration Date: __________ Signature _________________________________________________________ Return to: MTMI t 20900 Swenson Dr., Suite 650 t Waukesha, WI 53186 800-765-MTMI(6864) or 262-717-9797 or fax 262-717-9171 or e-mail Your satisfaction with MTMI programs is guaranteed, a guarantee we are confident you won't need to use. Please enclose payment to MTMI: MTMI member discount: Yes, I want to become an MTMI member! r *$895 r *$870 r $59 (discount effective immediately) Total enclosed: $________ Call 800-765-6864 2 weeks before the seminar if you have special needs. *You must have attended or be registered for the MTMI Physics of Nuclear Medicine seminar or submit evidence of comparable training to register for this workshop. John Sunderland, Ph.D. Director of PET Imaging Center University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
  4. 4. 20900 Swenson Dr, Suite 650 Waukesha, WI 53186 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID MILWAUKEE, WI PERMIT NO. 4185 Please Route to: o Department Head o Medical Physicist o Facility Manager o Biomedical Engineer o Radiology Manager o Nuc Med Technologist H A N D S - O N Nuclear Medicine P h y s i c s W o r k s h o p Iowa City, IA December 13-14, 2008 HOnucmed18 ©2008, Medical Technology Management Institute, Inc. The Physics of Nuclear Medicine Three Day Seminar October 30 - November 1 San Francisco, CA go to: for more information Prerequisite to Hands-on Nuclear Medicine Physics Workshop is: