Cardiac PET Imaging - An Essential Component of the Modern Cardiology Program
Posted on: August 16, 2018
Gary Heller, MD, Ph.D., FACC, FASNC, FAHA, Medical Advisor, Molecular Imaging Services, Newark, DE
Chris Vaccari, MD, Director of Echocardiology, Hagerstown Heart, Hagerstown, MD
In the current healthcare environment, physicians and practices are finding that adding advanced technology, such as PET, is potentially risky and overwhelming. The reality is, with the proper support and attention, adding PET imaging is a benefit to the practice and patients of the practice.
This webinar will include an expert assessment of the considerations that inspired the recent ASNC/SNMMI Position Statement on The Clinical Indications for Myocardial Perfusion PET, as well as review practical solutions for developing a first-class PET program.
The speakers will share some of the challenges in an actual program including the installation process, operational considerations, reimbursement and billing, clinical education, and technical proficiency. They will review how a ‘Comprehensive Solutions Approach’ to the most common impediments to adding PET to a clinical practice helped overcome these challenges.
● Essential Elements of PET Program
● Position of ASNC and ACC on PET Imaging
● Clinical Value of PET
● Value of Peer Evaluation in Practice
● New Developments and Future of cardiac PET Imaging
● Transitioning to Myocardial Blood Flow
● How to Analyze Coverage and Reimbursement of PET