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Webinar - Cardiac PET Imaging; what's new and how to start? Watch the recording and read additional Q&A

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:22

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.gotostage.com/channel/c91227af67ff4be2ad68ba39372dabdb/recording/7a89b3584bff43ee94437d8a458ee7df/watch">Watch the recording</a></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Thank you Dr. Terrence Ruddy and Dr Parthiban Arumugam for your instructive presentations about Cardiac PET Imaging.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>In addition to all questions answered at the end of this webinar, here are a few remaining ones, which the speakers&nbsp;kindly answered:</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>How do you manage to overcome registration of the <sup>82</sup>Rb generators and get reimbursement?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span><sup>82</sup>Rb is a unlicensed 'medicine' in UK. We had to get approval through our radiopharmacy lead and got paperwork through MHRA(FDA equivalent). It is FDA approved for use in the USA. It probably varies from country to country and between continents. As for reimbursements, it again varies. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Do you see a future for Artificial Intelligence in Cardiac PET imaging?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>&nbsp; AI could be useful in PET MPI. Using clinical variables, relative perfusion images and myocardial blood flow, algorithms might be able to better predict outcomes/risk stratify patients. <a href="https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2019/07/25/08/34/the-evolution-of-the-role-for-artificial-intelligence-in-nuclear-cardiology.">Useful link</a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>A multicenter PET database for AI research is being started and will be called REFINE-PET like REFINE-SPECT.</span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.gotostage.com/channel/c91227af67ff4be2ad68ba39372dabdb/recording/7a89b3584bff43ee94437d8a458ee7df/watch">Watch the recording</a></p>
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Live Webinar - Cardiac PET Imaging: What's new and how to start?

As our healthcare systems is constantly looking for more value medicine, the use of cardiac PET is rapidly expanding and becoming one of the pillar for cardiac imaging. Cardiac PET has been widely adopted because it provides : high diagnostic accuracy and it is safe, efficient and patient-centered. IBA invites you to attend a free webinar presented by 2 leading figures of Nuclear Medicine: Dr. Terrence Ruddy and Dr Parthiban Arumugam. When?&nbsp;November 12th, 3 - 4 pm CET (9-10 am EST) Register here What will you learn from the webinar ? Cardiac PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in 2020 &nbsp; &nbsp;Dr Ruddy will start with the basic of PET Cardiac imaging versus other modalities and share the recent advances in the field including the last results of the ISCHEMIA trial and coming CMS AUC (Appropriate User criteria) and its potential impact in the field. Dr. Terrence Ruddy, FRCPC,FACC is the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at University of Ottawa Heart Institute and a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Ottawa. &nbsp; &nbsp;How to implement a Cardiac PET Program in your site? &nbsp;Dr Arumugam will share his expertise on how to plan and implement a PET Cardiac Imaging Program covering resources (cost of equipment, tracers and staffing requirements) and supporting guidelines from national and international societies and also additional information that perfusion PET can offer over and above SPECT for a more precise diagnosis. Dr Parthiban Arumugam is a Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom Society. Register here
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