About this Program

Next Program Coming Fall 2024. This webinar provides a succinct and relevant update on the latest nuclear medicine topics for imaging professionals.  It includes a synopsis of the multiple organizations that offer accreditation of nuclear medicine facilities and their requirements.  Insights on setting up a new Theranostics program and the radiation safety and regulatory considerations.  Guidelines that simplify the evaluation and quality assurance testing of clinical PET/CT systems as identified in the AAPM TG 126 Report.  Also covered will be practical knowledge regarding how to prepare for the installation of a new SPECT/CT system.  Important topics such as facility planning, acceptance testing, optimization and PET suite shielding will be covered.  Other areas of focus will be SPECT/CT specialty units such as BSGI, cardiac and systems with CZT detectors.  On each topic, an emphasis will be placed on the many ways that a physicist can add value in a nuclear medicine environment.  

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will understand:

  • The regulatory considerations for PET and SPECT accreditation
  • Safety and regulatory for setting up a new Theranostics program
  • Performance and acceptance testing of PET systems relative to TG126
  • How to prepare a facility  for a new SPECT/CT system
  • Considerations for specialty SPECT/CT units BSGI, cardiac and CZT detectors


In-person and live webinar options

(8am – 9am)

PET and SPECT Accreditation                                                                        Jessica Clements

  • Regulatory considerations: ACR, TJC, IAC, and Radsite 


Break (10 Min)


(9:10am – 10:10am)

Radiation Safety / Regulatory                                                                      Jessica Clements

  • How to set up a new Theranostics program
  • Radiation safety and regulatory considerations
    • Facility planning
    • Patient education
    • Release criteria
    • Waste management
    • Dosimetry types for theranostic patients 


(10:10am – 11:10am)

Annual Acceptance Testing TG126 PET                                                         Nathan Busse

  • NEMA Regulations
  • Optimizations for clinical use


Break (10 Min)


(11:20am – 12:20pm)

Preparing for a new SPECT/CT system                                                         Troy Zhou

  • Facility planning
  • Acceptance testing per TG 177 and NEMA
  • Optimization after clinical use begins
  • PET suite shielding


Break (10 Min)


(12:30pm – 1:30pm)

SPECT/CT System Considerations                                                                 Troy Zhou

  • Specialty units:
    • BSGI
    • Dedicated cardiac units
    • Systems equipped with CZT detectors 


Who should attend?

This course is for medical physicists, technologists, or any imaging professional wanting to learn more about the technical aspects of nuclear medicine and obtain continuing education credits.

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Accredited training programs


This program provides 5 hours of continuing education for medical physicists. The program has been approved by CAMPEP for Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit (MPCEC) for qualified medical physicists.

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 6 hour(s) of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists approved by ASRT and recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.  Category A credit is also recognized for CE credit in Canada.  You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.  


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Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 4 days in advance for the program.

Cancellation Policy

Webinars less than 8 hours of credit

Refunds, minus a $15 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received at least 3 days prior to the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the webinar will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $15 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the webinar starts. MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. WEBINAR ATTENDEES that cannot log in due to unsolvable technical issues beyond their control will be eligible for a full refund.