EFOMP School for Medical Physics Experts – Prague

Zverejnené 10.01.2014

EFOMP School for Medical Physics Experts – Prague



ech Association of Medical Physicists

EFOMP School for Medical Physics Experts – Prague, July 2014

Advanced Kinetic Modeling and Parametric Methods

Advanced SPECT and PET Applications in Cardiology, Neurology and Oncology

July 10 – July 12, 2014

Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Association of Medical Physicists in collaboration with EFOMP and Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague would like to invite you to the

EFOMP School for Medical Physics Experts (Nuclear Medicine) - Prague Summer 2014. The school will be aimed at advanced tasks connected to Kinetic Modeling and Parametric Methods and SPECT and PET Applications in Cardiology, Neurology and Oncology. This two-and-half day event will be an EFOMP accredited one and is intended for practising clinical Medical Physicists who are at the level of a Medical Physics Expert (MPE) in Nuclear Medicine or working towards becoming an MPE. As in last year’s school, there will be an optional examination at the end for those seeking a higher level of certification beyond attendance.


PET and SPECT tracer modeling

- Kinetic modeling of a new tracer (overview of steps involved in evaluation of new tracer), An overview update of plasma input models (compartmental, tissue reference and non-compartmental models), Input function processing and image derived input functions (input function corrections (calibration, plasma/blood ratio, metabolite corrections, extraction of image derived input functions), Demonstration: image derived input functions processing (illustration of the steps involved in input function corrections), Reference tissue modeling (principle of reference tissue modeling), Parametric methods (overview of most commonly used parametric analysis methods), Curve fitting and weighting factors (principles of curve fitting, optimization and use of weighting factors).

Advances in Cardiac Imaging

- Cardiac dedicated ultrafast SPECT cameras (hardware updates: new detectors and designs and implications on acquisition and reconstruction protocols), Comparative analysis of iterative reconstruction algorithms with resolution recovery for cardiac SPECT studies (software updates: Point spread functions, Noise suppression algorithms, Attenuation correction, Scatter correction. Principal effects and their interaction). Advances in PET cardiac imaging.

Advances in Neurology Imaging

- Perfusion brain imaging with nuclear medicine techniques (New PET tracers compounds; dedicated brain scanners; methods of quantification in brain perfusion techniques using SPECT/PET imaging).

Advances in Oncological PET Imaging

- Acquisition protocols for 18F-FDG whole body PET/CT: optimizing scan duration versus administered dose (optimize the administered activity as a function of patient-dependent parameter), Time of Flight and Resolution modeling in PET imaging: theory, practice, benefits, and pitfalls (theoretical analysis of the resolution modeling framework, overview of various approaches, potential advantages, edge artifacts, limitations in quantitative imaging). Quantification Issues in oncological PET imaging: volume delineation, partial volume correction, SUV and beyond (methods for volume delineation in heterogeneous tumors, methods for partial volume correction in oncological PET). Czech Association of Medical Physicists

Advances in Perfusion Imaging

- Fractal analysis in nuclear medicine perfusion imaging (theory, mathematical framework, overview of recent research in fractal analysis of tissue perfusion imaging, using PET and SPECT and to discuss implications for different fields of application; software tools).


Jaroslav Ptacek, Martin Steiner

(Czech Republic)

Carmel Caruana, Marco Brambilla, Günter Hartmann, Peter Sharp



Ronald Boellaard

Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Marco Brambilla

Department of Medical Physics, University Hospital, Novara, Italy

Vincent Cunningham

School of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Marco Dominietto

Institut für Biomedizinische Technik- University of Zurich, Switzerland

Joerg van den Hoff

PET Center, Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany

Adriaan Lammertsma

Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Johan Nuyts

Department of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging Research Center, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Bernhard Sattler

Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Leipzig, Germany