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Grand Round

NUCLEAR MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS Dynamic Cardiac Imaging

Date:
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
117 Parker Hall
Cost:
$0
Presenter:
Syed Sajid Husain, MD, MS, MAS, FACNP Associate Professor of Clinical Nuclear Medicine Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology Department of Nuclear Medicine/ PET VA Western New York Healthcare System
Sponsor:
UB Department of Nuclear Medicine

Dynamic Cardiac Imaging

Indications for dynamic cardiac imaging
Gated equilibrium blood pool - MUGA (ERNA – equilibrium radionuclide angiography)
First-pass techniques
Acquisition and Processing
Handling of arrhythmias
Methods for labeling RBCs and factors affecting RBC labeling.
Common problems associated with ECG-gating
Data analysis and formulas for calculating EF, volumes and other parameters.
Reasons for errors in EF measurements
Phase analysis
Exercise gated study for evaluating exercise-induced LV-dysfunction.
Gated blood pool SPECT imaging.

Upon completion of this education activity participants will be able to:
a) Describe the basic types and concepts of dynamic cardiac imaging.
b) Explain the proper techniques of data acquisition and processing.
c) Recognize the appropriate indications and apply imaging guidelines.
d) List and describe common problems and pitfalls of dynamic cardiac imaging

CME and VOICE credit available

For more information, contact:

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

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