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SMRT Educational Seminars
MR-PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
Volume 18, Number 2
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 18, Number 2), has been approved for 2.0 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 18, Number 2), "MR-PET (Positron Emission Tomography)" and complete the quiz.

To receive credit the quiz must be completed with a score of 75% or better. Completion of all questions with a passing score will earn a total of 3.0 category A Continuing Education credits. The certificate will state the CE reference number and awarded CE credits.

Members receiving a score less than 75% will be notified and given the option of taking the quiz up to two additional times.

Members should retain their CE Certificate for their Continuing Education registry requirements.

Educational Objectives
Integrated PET/MR
  • Discuss the history behind the development of PET/MR;
  • Review the technical considerations of an integrated PET/MR system;
  • Describe the attenuation correction (AC) and motion correction (MC) software;
  • Review the clinical applications including oncology, neurology, pediatric and cardiovascular;
  • Explain the workflow of the hybrid imaging modality, artifacts, quantification and standardization; and
  • Show imaging examples including MRI, PET and merged data acquired simultaneously.

Whole-Body Simultaneous Positron Emission Tomography (PET)-MR: Optimization and Adaptation of MRI Sequences

  • Discuss the technologic challenges involved in integrating PET and MR;
  • Review the attenuation correction (AC) and its importance for generation of accurate PET data;
  • Describe optimization of MR sequences for whole body PET/MR including body imaging at 3T;
  • Review the development of PET/MR scan protocols and selection of scan parameters;
  • List whole body anatomically focused protocol trees; and
  • Show imaging examples including MRI, PET and merged data acquired simultaneously.

Initial Experience of MR/PET in a Clinical Cancer Center

  • Review the pre-MR Conditional cardiac device era;
  • Describe the technology and workflow considerations in a sequential MR/PET system;
  • Review the opportunities and challenges of MR/PET;
  • Describe the clinical oncologic applications including head and neck cancer, lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, and rectal cancer;
  • Explain the importance of low-dose oncologic imaging in the pediatric population; and
  • Show imaging examples including MRI, PET and merged data acquired sequentially.