Fusion Technology: The Use of PET/CT in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - RAD18B

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

by Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M)
(4.6 / 41 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 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.
After taking this course, you should 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.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 4/3/2020 to 5/1/2021.
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.

Course Originally Released on: 3/24/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/24/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

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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Aimee S - Riverview, FL  ·  May 12, 2020
A good course good information
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Carol S - Palm Harbor , FL  ·  May 01, 2020
This course was very informative
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Dana P - Worcester, NY  ·  Apr 20, 2020
Informative overview of PET/CT fusion technology for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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Stephanie U - Sioux City, IA  ·  Apr 19, 2020
interesting, a lot of information
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Paula F - Lake Tapps, WA  ·  Apr 10, 2020
very thorough and informative
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