By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to: 

  • Discuss why fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is used for oncology positron emission tomography (PET) studies. 
  • State patient preparation considerations and parameters for PET image acquisition in oncology patients.
  • Identify issues and protocols related to the FDG administration and uptake phase in oncology patients.
  • Evaluate the image quality for PET oncology studies.

Target Audience

Course objectives for this program specifically target PET and nuclear medicine personnel.