Common Applications of Time of Flight (TOF) Imaging: PET/CT Beyond FDG

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Program Summary

PET/CT using Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has been used for many years as an adjunct modality to conventional imaging. Until recently, PET/CT’s main utility was in oncology and to a lesser degree cardiology and neurology. However, new radiotracers were approved by the FDA; increasing the application of PET/CT in clinical practice. This Expert Forum aims to educate medical imaging professionals about the common indications of Time of Flight (TOF) PET/CT scans using various radiotracers that include: F18- FDG, F18-Fluciclovine, GA68-DOTA-TATE, and F18-Florbetapir.

Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.

Effective Date: March 20, 2018
CME Expiration Date: March 19, 2020
CE Expiration Date: March 31, 2020
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual with Slides
Educational Credits:
One (1) AMA/PRA Category 1 CME Credit™
One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.
One (1) AHRA CRA Credit
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

This program was originally broadcast live as part of a webinar sponsored by IAME and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips Healthcare.

Target Audience & Cost

This program is intended for: Radiologists, Other MD's, Radiologic Technologists, Radiology Administrators and related Imaging Professionals.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider should be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of PET/CT quality.
  2. Describe common FDG applications.
  3. Describe the legacy and new FDA-approved radiotracers, their indications and cost​.

No special educational preparation is required for this CME/CE Activity!


Bital Savir, MD Bital Savir, MD
Assistant Professor, Nuclear Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center

Dr. Savir-Baruch is a Nuclear Medicine Assistant Professor in the Nuclear Medicine Division, Department of Radiology at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Savir is a board certified Nuclear Medicine physician. She received her medical degree from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.

After completing a two-year research training in the Department of Radiology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, she joined the Nuclear Medicine residency program. While at Emory, Dr. Savir continued to advance as a clinical physician, medical educator, and researcher. In 2014, Dr. Savir joined Loyola University Medical Center. As well as being a nuclear medicine attending physician, she serves as a research and education mentor for medical students and residents. Additionally,

Dr. Savir was appointed as a mentor at the "Education Pathway" program, designed for elite radiology residents at Loyola. Dr. Savir's main research interest lies in the investigation of novel radiotracers and imaging devices in the detection and management of neoplastic diseases. She recently authored a nuclear medicine book which introduces a new learning methodology in the field.

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Dr. Savir discloses that she is a Consultant/Speaker for Blue Earth Diagnostics (BED), PETNET, Phillips. She is a Book Author – eligible for royalties for RadTool Nuclear Medicine Flash Facts. Springer. 2016

No individual at the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) who had control over the planning or content of this activity has relationships with any commercial interests.


The Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA/PRA Category 1 CME Credits.™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Radiologic Technologists:
This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management for One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.

Radiology Administrators:
This course meets all CRA renewal credit criteria and has been approved for one (1) continuing education credit in the following CRA domains: Asset Resource Management (AM) and Operations Management (OM).

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