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NeuroPET Preceptorship

Learn about the Current State of Brain PET and its Application to the Diagnosis of Neurosurgical/Neurologic and Psychiatric Disease

Directed by Dan Silverman, MD, PhD and hosted by Syntermed, Inc.

Save the Date

 October 18-19, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Introduction

 

Directed by Dan Silverman, MD, PhD, this two-day course familiarizes Nuclear

Medicine physicians, radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists,

primary care physicians, technologists, and affiliated healthcare professionals

with the current state of brain PET and its application to the diagnosis of

neurosurgical/neurologic and psychiatric disease. The program focuses on

clinically established uses of brain PET: in particular, the role of PET in

evaluation of cognitive impairment, epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinsonian

symptoms, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.


 

Additionally, technical aspects and quantification issues unique to brain PET are

explored and approaches that allow identification of early neurologic disease are

examined. Formal didactic lectures are supplemented by structured review of

clinical cases and independent review of case files. Participants will gain an

understanding of the basic aspects of PET methodology, clinical applications of

PET, how such uses compare with similar information acquired through SPECT

brain imaging, and how these approaches can contribute to overall patient

management.

Learning Objectives

 

Upon completing this course, participants should be able to:

• Understand the fundamentals of brain function and PET and how they apply to obtaining dedicated images of the brain.

• Describe principles of acquisition and interpretation of brain PET scans, and identify patterns of normal variation.
 
• Appreciate the clinical role of PET in evaluating patients for cognitive impairment, epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinsonian symptoms, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

• Discuss future applications of brain PET.

Location and Dates

 

October 18-19, 2014

Two-day structured program 9am-5pm each day

Los Angeles, CA

Further Details TBD

 

Please fill out the form below to register for this event.  You will be responsible for all travel expenses and accomodations.