Cardiac PET/CT and SPECT/CT:


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    Cardiac CT or Computerised Tomgraphy is a non-invasive process by which an x-ray machine moves in a circular motion around the heart and takes pictures which are processed by a computer to give three dimentional picture of the heart.Sometimes a contrast material (iodine based) is injected in to one of the veins to give a detailed picture of the vessels in the developed film.The 64-slice CT-scanner allows visualisation of the coronary arteries and the beating heart with high precision.
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Cardiac PET/CT and SPECT/CT:

  1. 1. Cardiac PET/CT and SPECT/CT: NewTechnology for Improved Patient Care March 12-13, 2010 Directors: Frank M. Bengel, MD Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Richard L. Wahl, MD Thomas B.Turner Building Baltimore,Maryland Non-ProfitOrg. USPostage PAID Baltimore,MD PermitNo.5839OfficeofContinuingMedicalEducation TheJohnsHopkinsUniversitySchoolofMedicine Turner20,720RutlandAvenue Baltimore,Maryland21205-2195 DatedMaterial CardiacPET/CT andSPECT/CT: NewTechnologyfor ImprovedPatientCare March12-13,2010 ThomasB.TurnerBuilding Baltimore,Maryland
  2. 2. Cardiac PET/CT and SPECT/CT: New Technology for Improved Patient Care March 12 – 13, 2010 Directors Frank M. Bengel, MD Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science and Medicine Division of Nuclear Medicine / PET The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Richard L. Wahl, MD Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science and Oncology Henry N. Wagner, Jr. Professor of Nuclear Medicine Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine / PET The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Co-Director Julia W. Buchanan, BS Division of Nuclear Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Guest Speakers Rob S. B. Beanlands, MD Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)/ Radiology Chief, Cardiac Imaging Director, National Cardiac PET Centre University of Ottawa Heart Institute Ottawa, Canada Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD Director of Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program Chief of Nuclear Medicine / PET Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts Philipp A. Kaufmann, MD Professor and Director of Cardiac Imaging University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland Johns Hopkins Speakers M. Roselle Abraham, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology Elliot K. Fishman, MD Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science and Oncology Richard T. George, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology João A. C. Lima, MD, MBA Professor of Medicine and Cardiology Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD Professor of Medicine and Cardiology Chairman, Division of Cardiology Who Should Attend? The activity will have special relevance for nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, cardiologists and technologists with a specific interest in cardiac imaging. It will also be appropriate for others who seek to expand their general knowledge about the role of hybrid imaging in medical practice. Description T he field of noninvasive cardiac imaging is rapidly evolving towards an integration of the morphologic and functional aspects of coronary artery disease. Evidence is quickly accumulating that the application of hybrid imaging techniques such as PET/CT and SPECT/CT is producing valuable data to better diagnose cardiovascular disease, predict individual risk, and guide treatment based on the individual disease pattern. The emphasisofthisactivitywillbeonhowtobestimplementthesenovel techniques into the clinical practice of imaging labs, how to conduct and interpret the tests, and how to use results to improve cardiovascular care. In addition to didactic presentations by invited leaders in the field and Johns Hopkins experts, there will be opportunities for interactive readout and discussion of actual studies. The program will highlight current state-of-the-art, emphasize open issues requiring further evidence, and conclude with a look into the future of hybrid imaging in cardiovascular disease. Objectives After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to: • Recognize the clinical relevance of integrating morphology and function in coronary artery disease • Develop imaging protocols for PET/CT and SPECT/CT studies of the heart • Interpret cardiac PET/CT and SPECT/CT studies. Accreditation Statement The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Statement The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Policy On Speaker And Provider Disclosure It is the policy of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials.
  3. 3. Friday, March 12, 2010 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Opening Session 8:00 – 8:05 Welcoming Remarks and Conference Goals 8:05 – 8:25 Nuclear Imaging in the Era of Molecular Medicine Henry N. Wagner Jr. 8:35 – 8:55 Hybrid Imaging: Synergies Between Oncology and Cardiology Richard L. Wahl 9:05 – 9:25 The Role of Imaging in Cardiovascular Medicine Today and Tomorrow Gordon F. Tomaselli Session 1: The Methodology of SPECT&PET Perfusion Imaging 9:35 – 9:55 Dedicated Fast Cardiac SPECT and SPECT/CT Systems Philipp A. Kaufmann 10:05 – 10:20 Refreshment Break 10:20 – 10:40 Cardiac PET/CT Imaging Protocols Marcelo F. Di Carli 10:50 – 11:10 Established and Novel Imaging Agents Frank M. Bengel Session 2: Cardiac CT 11:20 – 11:40 The Latest in Cardiac CT Technology Elliot K. Fishman 11:50 – 12:10 The Clinical Role of CT Angiography João A. C. Lima 12:20 – 1:20 Lunch 1:20 – 1:40 CT Imaging of Perfusion and Viability Richard T. George Session 3: Multimodality Cardiac Imaging 1:50 – 2:10 Comparing SPECT and PET for the Workup of CAD Marcelo F. Di Carli 2:20 – 2:40 Integrating Perfusion and Coronary Anatomy: Clinical Hybrid Imaging Philipp A. Kaufmann 2:50 – 3:05 Refreshment Break Interactive Presentation of Patient Studies - Part I 3:05 – 5:00 Reading and Discussion of PET/CT and SPECT/CT Patient Studies Various JHU Nuclear Medicine Faculty and Residents Program Cardiac PET/CT and SPECT/CT: New Technology for Improved Patient Care There will be 10 minutes for questions and discussion following each 20-minute presentation. Acknowledgement Applications for commercial support from health care related industries are pending. A complete list of contributors will be provided in the syllabus. To Register Or For Further Information Register Online Register by Phone (credit card only) (410) 502-9636 Register by Fax (866) 510-7088 Confirmation/Certificates (410) 502-9636 General Information (410) 955-2959 E-mail the Office of CME The direct web page is: Saturday, March 13, 2010 8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast Session 4: Advanced Radionuclide Imaging 8:30 – 8:50 Absolute Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Rob S. B. Beanlands 9:00 – 9:20 New Agents for Pharmacologic Stress Testing Philipp A. Kaufmann 9:30 – 9:50 Assessment of Myocardial Viability with PET Rob S. B. Beanlands 10:00 – 10:15 Refreshment Break Session 5: Molecular Imaging 10:15 – 10:35 The Sympathetic Nervous System and Other New Imaging Targets Frank M. Bengel 10:45 – 11:05 Imaging of Regenerative Therapy M. Roselle Abraham 11:15 – 11:35 The Vulnerable Plaque Frank M. Bengel 11:45 – 12:45 Lunch Interactive Presentation of Patient Studies - Part II 12:45 – 2:45 Reading and Discussion of PET/CT and SPECT/CT Patient Studies Various JHU Nuclear Medicine Faculty and Residents 2:45 – 3:00 Summary and Adjourn - Please complete and return the Evaluation and Credit Report Forms. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This schedule is subject to change.
  4. 4. General Information Registration 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., Ground Floor Location Thomas B. Turner Building The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 720 Rutland Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21205 The Turner Building is located on Rutland Avenue at Monument Street. Directions and campus parking information are available on our website under the contact and travel section at Handicapped parking is available in the nearby Rutland Garage. Johns Hopkins is smoke-free. For Saturday only: Complimentary parking is available in the Washington Street Garage. Fees Registration Cut-Off Date: March 7, 2010 Methods of Payment: Payment by check or credit card must accompany the registration form prior to the activity. On-site payments by credit card only. Foreign payments must be by credit card or with a U.S. Dollar World Money Order. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches. Physicians ........................................................................................................................... $595 Residents*/Fellows*/Allied Health Professionals................................................. $495 *with verification of status You will receive a confirmation by e-mail if you have provided your e-mail address. Otherwise confirmation will be sent by mail. If you have not received it by March 7, 2010, call (410) 502-9636 to confirm that you are registered. Certificates of attendance will be mailed by April 28, 2010. The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses. Additionally, we reserve the right to change the venue to a comparable venue. Under such circumstances registrants will be notified as soon as possible. Late Fee and Refund Policy A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. EST on March 7, 2010. A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by March 7, 2010. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins conference in lieu of cancellation is not possible. Hotel and Travel Information Pier V Hotel (866) 583-4162 711 Eastern Avenue (410) 539-2000 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (410) 783-1469 Fax Hotel Reservation Cut-Off Date: February 9, 2010 The Pier V Hotel is directly on the water, next to the National Aquarium and behind the Power Plant entertainment complex. The Pier V is just steps away from all the excitement of the Inner Harbor. To make your reservation call the hotel directly and specify that you are attending the Johns Hopkins Cardiac PET/CT and SPECT/CT to receive the special group rate of $149, single or double, plus tax. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Call United Airlines at (800) 521-4041 for discounted rates and refer to Meeting ID Number 549TJ. Mileage Plus® miles are available. Activity Evaluation An evaluation form will be available for attendees to evaluate each session and each speaker’s presentation, as well as to identify future educational needs. Outcomes Survey An outcomes survey will be sent to all physician attendees within three months post activity to assist us in determining what impact this activity had on the attendee’s practice. Emergency Calls During the days of this activity only, March 12 - 13, 2010, direct emergency calls to the registration desk at (410) 955-3673. Messages will be posted for participants. Americans With Disabilities Act The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs. REGISTRATION FORM Course Number: 80022088 Cardiac PET/CT and SPECT/CT: New Technology for Improved Patient Care March 12 – 13, 2010 To Register: Online: By fax: (866) 510-7088 By phone (credit card only): (410) 502-9636 Or mail this form to The Johns Hopkins University, Office of Continuing Medical Education, P.O. Box 64128, Baltimore, Maryland 21264-4128. Include check payable to HOPKINS/80022088, or include credit card information on the bottom of this form. PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY FORM TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION. 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