Regional Training Course on Neuroimaging

 

 

Regional Training Course on Neuroimaging was taking place on September 6th-9th, 2016 at University Medical Center Ljubjana under the frameworkof TC Project RER/6/035 - Strengthening Single Photon Emision Computed Tomography / Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT) Hybrid Imaging Applications for Diagnosis of Chronic Diseases, including Cancer.

 

Organizers:

 

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Government of Slovenia through the University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

Local Course Director:

 

Assist. Prof. Maja Trošt, MD, PhD
University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Division of Neurology
Zaloška cesta 2, 1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Purpose:

 

  • Provide participants with the most recent update on die use of PET/CT (FDG and non-FDG) and SPECT/CT in neurological diseases. This training course will enable the participants towards clinical indications for each procedure and appropriate image interpretation through read with expert sessions.
  • Review and update the current protocols on brain SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging focusing on dose optimization and appropriateness criteria, including radiopharmaceutical and imaging modality choice. These include parameters such as clinical indications, scan interpretation, patient positioning, radiopharmaceutical choice and dosimetry.
  • Review on image interpretations, protocol applications and processing.

 

Outputs:

 

  • Improved clinical practice in terms of appropriate application of brain imaging (neurology) using SPECT/CT and PET/CT nuclear medicine techniques.
  • Updated protocols on brain imaging using nuclear medicine techniques, focusing on dose optimization and appropriateness criteria, including radiopharmaceutical and imaging modality choice, highlighting IAEA and international guidelines

 

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