Fusion Technology: The Use of PET/CT in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - RAD18

Fusion Technology: The Use of PET/CT in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
RAD18
(4.5 / 247 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

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Summary:

Image fusion is a process in which nuclear medicine images, such as positron emission tomography, 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. PET measures biochemical or physiological body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use, and glucose metabolism; CT produces multiple anatomic images of the inside of the body. 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.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to educate radiologic technologists about the importance of fusion technology in cancer diagnosis and treatment and the future of fusion technology using PET and CT in patient care. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe basic concepts related to fusion technology
  • Compare and contrast PET/CT technology and other imaging modalities
  • List examples of positive outcomes related to fusion technology in cancer
  • Name future applications of fusion technology
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for imaging and radiation therapists.
 
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 8/1/2017 to 9/1/2019.
 
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT 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.

Course Originally Released on: 12/29/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/29/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/1/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Kevin H - Lebanon, OR  ·  Nov 07, 2018
Well written course that covers the basics of PET/CT imaging.
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Quang N - Arlington, TX  ·  Nov 06, 2018
very easy to understand and very conclusive to the topic being discussed.
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Jennifer R - Lake Stevens, WA  ·  Nov 05, 2018
great information on PET/CT scanning
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Gerardo A - EL CAMPO, TX  ·  Oct 18, 2018
excellent presentation
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Mikah S - Stephenville, TX  ·  Oct 16, 2018
It was interesting and very informative.
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