The Role of PET and SPECT Studies in the Pediatric Population

Description

How useful are positron emission tomography (PET) studies in the pediatric patient population? Explore the role of PET in pediatric oncology and learn to calculate pediatric dosing of radiopharmaceuticals for PET and single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) studies. Experts from some of the nation’s top medical institutions will also discuss challenges in calculating internal dosimetry from radiopharmaceuticals.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how to calculate pediatric dosing of radiopharmaceuticals.
  2. Explain the role of positron emission tomography in pediatric oncology patients and patient preparation requirements.
  3. Define the current challenges to internal dosimetry in nuclear medicine.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Fred
Fred Gattas, PharmD, BCNP
Sr. Manager, Pharmacovigilance for North America
Curium
 
Michael
Michael Stabin, PHD
Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University
 
Barry
Barry Shulkin,
physician
Diagnostic Imaging
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Nuclear Pharmacy
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Monday, March 19
Time: 
9:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Room: 
Music City Center - Room 105A
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-077-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.3
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based