Digital Technologies to Advance Clinical PET for Oncology and Beyond

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Program Summary

Recent technological advances challenge traditional PET acquisition procedures in order to leverage the benefits of digital technology to improve diagnostic capabilities, patient experience, quantification and new indications. Precision medicine is a call to action to radically advance capabilities in the era of molecular targeted medicine.

In this Expert Forum Webcast, Michael V. Knopp, MD, PhD will provide an overview of current digital PET technologies and how leveraging these digital advances improves PET imaging using clinical cases. He will demonstrate how new concepts result in acceleration of acquisition time, dose reduction and dynamic imaging to help improve quality and the patient and staff experience. These new applications apply to the clinical practice for oncology, neurology and orthopedics / sports medicine.

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

CME Effective Date: June 5, 2019
CME Expiration Date: June 4, 2021

CE Effective Date: July 19, 2019
CE Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

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 is 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:

  • Describe current PET technologies.
  • Describe the benefits of digital photon counting.
  • Understand the benefit of improved time of flight timing.
  • Understand the benefit of reduced voxel size and higher matrix reconstruction.
  • Describe ultra-fast whole-body imaging.
  • Describe the benefits of imaging at lower tracer doses.
  • Describe the benefits of dynamic PET imaging.
  • Describe the use of Y-90 for post-therapy assessment.

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


Michael V. Knopp, MD, PhD Michael V. Knopp, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Novartis Chair of Imaging Research
Distinguished University Scholar
PI and Director, Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging
Co-PI, NCI NCTN Imaging & Radiation Oncology Core

Dr. Knopp is a Professor of Radiology and Novartis Chair of Imaging Research and also the PI and Director of the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. His research interests include:

  • Developing and validating new imaging methodologies
  • MRI, PET and safety
  • Imaging of angiogenesis and response assessment

Dr. Knopp's current research focus is on functional and molecular hybrid imaging-based assessment as well as on validation of imaging methodologies as biomarkers.

With the initial funding of the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, Dr. Knopp has been able to build up an extensive infrastructure that provides state-of-the-art capabilities to perform advanced imaging studies as well as their analysis.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

IAME requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of a CE/CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This information is utilized to 1) determine if a conflict exists, 2) resolve the conflict by initiating a content validation process, and 3) advise learners of this information. Any individual who refuses to (or chooses not to) disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating as an instructor, planner or manager and cannot have control of or responsibility for the development, management, presentation or evaluation of a CE/CME activity certified by IAME.


Dr. Knopp, has no personal conflicts of interest to be reported.

OSU WCIBMI is supported ODSA TECH 09-028 and TECH 13-060 and Philips is a partner in these Academia-Industry projects.
Philips provided the pre-commercial released PET/CT Vereos (NCT02283125) to the OSU WCIBMI from 07/2014 to 02/2018.
OSU receives research support from Philips Healthcare for sponsored projects performed by OSU WCIBMI
WCIBMI PET related research grants R01CA195513, R01EB022134, 5U24CA180803

No individual at IAME who had control over the content of this program has relationships with Philips Healthcare or any other commercial supporter.


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).

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

CME Credits
To receive CME credits for participating in this CME activity you must successfully complete the online post examination with a passing score of 70% or higher.

CE Credits
To receive CE credits for participating in this CE activity you must successfully complete the online post examination with a passing score of 80% or higher.

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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.