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Course Overview

Image fusion is a process in which nuclear medicine images are superimposed with CT or MRI to produce detailed views of the body, allowing information from two exams to be correlated and interpreted in a single image. This leads to the gathering of precise information and accurate diagnoses. When these methods are combined, radiologists can pinpoint the anatomic location of abnormal metabolic activity within the body. This module will explore the principles and applications of combined PET/CT technology in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The content in this course is applicable to radiology professionals in acute facilities with knowledge about the importance of fusion technology in cancer diagnosis and treatment and the future of fusion technology using PET and CT in patient care.

 

About the Course Author

Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, educator and radiographer. Olive has authored several radiology and mammography textbooks and regularly presents mammography and other radiography-related topics at seminars throughout the United States and Canada plus internationally via webinars.

Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 5/1/2021.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Radiation technologists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RAD18
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Compare and contrast PET/CT technology and other imaging modalities; Describe basic concepts related to fusion technology; List examples of positive outcomes related to fusion technology in cancer; Name future applications of fusion technology
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: PET/CT in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
    PET/CT
    18F-FDG
    Disadvantages
    Fusion Technology in Cancer
    PET/CT in Head and Neck Cancer
    PET/CT in Esophageal Cancer
    PET/CT in Breast Cancer
    PET/CT in Cervical Cancer
    PET/CT in Colorectal Cancer
    PET/CT in Prostate Cancer
    PET/CT in Skin Cancer
    PET/CT in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    PET/CT in Lung Cancer
    The Future of Fusion Technology
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
    Congratulations!

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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