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NUCLEAR MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS Emerging Clinical Roles of PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging 2012 "Impact on chest pain patients in the emergency department. Making revascularization decisions based on absolute coronary flow measurements"

Date:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Department of Nuclear Medicine 117 Parker Hall, South Campus
Cost:
$0
Presenter:
Michael Merhige, M.D., F.A.C.C., Associate Professor of Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

a) Understand the impact of urgent PET MPI performed 24/7 at point of contact in ED on patients presenting with chest pain
b) Understand how to measure myocardial perfusion in absolute terms (ml/min/gram) non-invasively with PET.
c) Be able to apply the "ischemic flow threshold" concept to identify patients who will have improved prognosis with revascularization compared to optimal medical management.

For more information, contact:

Fred Covelli
Email: fcovelli@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-838-5889