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
(4.6 / 398 ratings )

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

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


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.


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: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Amanda C - Krum, TX  ·  Sep 10, 2019
Great course that I would recommend to a friend.
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Melissa C - Suffolk, VA  ·  Sep 09, 2019
informative and well relayed information
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karen h - hays, KS  ·  Sep 04, 2019
ok course a little above my head but still informitive
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Nicholas C - Sweetser, IN  ·  Sep 03, 2019
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Kelly P - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Sep 02, 2019
Good information but needs to be updated
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00