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1. Overview of PET

2. Radioisotope Production

Production of Radioisotopes
Topics:
  • Cyclotron Operation
  • The Carousel
  • Target Chamber
  • Computer Control
  • Biosynthesis of Radionuclides
  • PET Tracers: Structure and Function
    Select a tracer from one of the following isotope groups:

    1. Oxygen
    2. Carbon Dioxide
    3. Oxygen
    4. Water
    5. Nitrogen
    6. Ammonia
    7. Carbon
    8. Acetate
    9. Carfentanil
    10. Cocaine
    11. Deprenyl
    12. Leucine
    13. Methionine
    14. N-Methylspiperone
    15. Raclopride
    16. Fluorine
    17. Haloperidol
    18. Fluorine Ion
    19. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)
    20. Fluorodopa
    21. Fluoroethylspiperone
    22. Fluorouracil
    23. Rubidium
    24. 82-Rubidium


    3. Nuclear Physics and Tomography

    Positron Emission and Image Reconstruction
    Topics:
  • Positron Emission
  • Annihilation
  • Instrumentation and Quality Control
    Topics:

  • Resolution Requirements
  • Count Rate Performance
  • Acquisition Software
  • Processing Software
  • Archiving
  • Display of Image Data
  • Hardware Artifacts
  • Acquisition Artifacts
  • Processing Artifacts

  • 4. Principles of Tracer Modeling

    Kinetic Imaging
    Topics:
  • Introduction
  • Tracer Distribution in Brain over Time
  • Tracer Distribution in Heart over Time
  • ROI Analysis
  • Tissue Curve
  • Blood Curve
  • image Quantitation
    Topics:

  • Qualitative vs. Quantitative Image Analysis
  • Approaches to Quantitative Image Analysis
  • Criteria for Quantitative Image Analysis
  • Parameter Estimation Flowchart
  • Mathematical Modeling
    Topics:

  • Single Compartment Model
  • Discrete Sampling
  • Plasma Curve
  • Two Compartment Model
  • Plasma and Tissue Curves
  • PET Tracers: Models
    Topics:

  • Mathematical Models of PET Tracers
    Select one of the following tracers:
    1. Acetate
    2. Ammonia
    3. Carbon Dioxide
    4. Fluorine Ion
    5. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)
    6. Fluorodopa
    7. Fluoroethylspiperone
    8. Leucine
    9. Oxygen
    10. Water

  • 5. Clinical Applications of PET

    Clinical PET - Cardiology
    Topics:
  • Cardiac Scan Evaluation
  • Dietary Effects on FDG Metabolism
  • Parametric Imaging
  • Polar Maps
  • Single Vessel Disease
  • Double Vessel Disease
  • Myocardial Viability - Mismatch
  • Myocardial Viability - Match
  • Ischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Clinical PET - Neurology
    Topics:

  • Neurological Scan Evaluation
  • PET and Brain Function
  • Metabolic Development of the Brain
  • alzheimer's Disease
  • Brain Tumors
  • Developmental Errors
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Trauma
  • Clinical PET - Oncology
    Topics:

  • Oncological Scan Evaluation
  • Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Head and Neck
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Thorax

  • 6. Clinical Case Examples

    Clinical PET-Cardiology
  • Case 1
  • Case 2 (under construction)
  • Case 3 (under construction)
  • Case 4 (under construction)
  • Case 5
  • Case 6
  • Credits and References
  • Clinical PET-Neurology

  • Case 1
  • Case 2
  • Case 3
  • Case 4
  • Case 5
  • Case 6
  • Case 7
  • Case 8
  • Case 9
  • Case 10
  • Case 11
  • Case 12
  • Credits and References
  • Clinical PET-Oncology

  • Case 1
  • Case 2
  • Case 3
  • Case 4
  • Case 5
  • Case 6
  • Credits and References

  • 7. Credits

    8. References


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