Radiographers encouraged to attend SPECT-CT educational series

An education series organised by the Royal Free London and British Nuclear Medicine Society will cover image acquisition and processing

Published: 13 June 2024 CT

Radiographers are encouraged to attend a virtual study day on Friday (14 June) for image acquisition, processing and quality assurance for SPECT-CT.

Hosted by the Royal Free London Nuclear Medicine Academy and the British Nuclear Medicine Society, the study day is targeted at any radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists and medical physicists involved in SPECT-CT imaging.

“If you’re new to SPECT-CT or simply want to brush up on your basics, this one-day virtual course will provide you with all the skills you need to support a full SPECT-CT service in your department,” a spokesperson for the event said.

Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT-CT) imaging involves combining images from two different kinds of scan to provide three-dimensional information.

This allows radiographers and doctors to see how well organs are working – for example how well blood is flowing to the heart, or what areas of the brain are more or less active.

This event provides five CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

The day’s educational aims include:

  • To gain an understanding of the basic physics involved in the acquisition and reconstruction of SPECT and CT
  • To be familiar with practical aspects of patient positioning, image acquisition and reconstruction for SPECT-CT
  • To gain knowledge of current clinical applications of SPECT-CT

The day’s programme will begin at 9am and continue through until 3.35pm.

Events include:

  • Basic physics of SPECT, CT and SPECT/CT, give by Adnan Chowdhury
  • Image Registration And Reconstructions, given by Neil Davis
  • Musculoskeletal SPECT/CT, given by Arum Parthipun
  • Unusual SPECT/CT Applications, given by Matin Baghdady
  • Demonstration Of Patient Positioning And Reconstruction, given by Noel Santillan and Enrique Sunga

The session is £90 for members and £124 for non-members. There are no early bird raters, but if five or more attendees from your department register there will be a 10 per cent discount.

For more information and to register for the day, click here.

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