Revision History


The facility must submit two exams per module, one of which must be abnormal. Each exam must be from a different patient.


Example clinical images can be reviewed using the following link:


NM/PET Clinical Image Atlas


Required PET Exams for Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3

Module 1: Oncology

Module 2: Brain

Module 3: Cardiac

  • Sites are required to submit two separate oncology studies for each unit to be accredited, one of which must be abnormal. The second exam can be either normal or abnormal.

  • The whole-body coronal images, with and without attenuation correction, must be submitted.*

  • The blood glucose level should be documented in the report.

  • Please do not upload CT images. They are not required at this time.

  • Studies will fail if images are not properly labeled as to laterality and orientation.

  • Sites are required to submit two separate brain exams for each unit to be accredited, one of which must be abnormal with attenuation correction. The second exam can be either normal or abnormal.

  • Images must be displayed in multiple planes including transverse, coronal and sagittal.

  • Studies will fail if images are not properly labeled as to laterality and orientation.

  • Sites are required to submit two separate cardiac exams (AHA/ACC standard views) for each unit to be accredited, one of which must be abnormal. The second exam can be either normal or abnormal.

  • Please submit the study in the same format the interpreting physician would use for interpretation of the exam (i.e. slices). SA slices must include apex to base, VLA and HLA slices must show "wall to wall". Two pages of slices may be necessary to show the entire LV apex to base and wall to wall. 

  • The site may select myocardial perfusion and/or myocardial viability exams.

  • Images must be properly labeled.

* AC and NAC Axial only DICOM slices are acceptable in lieu of coronal AC and NAC IF they display in 3 planes using the following steps:


After uploading the DICOM axial slices, you can click on the drop down to the right of View. Click on the NM + Fused 3 x 2



It will open the file in a 3 view display. This only works with DICOM files. 



Revision History for this Article

Date

Section

Description of Revision(s)

12-12-19

All

Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes

3-20-2020Module 1 OncologyAdded additional instruction regarding whole-body coronal images
6-2-2020Module 3: Cardiac
Added submission of study requirements
9-23-2020
Added link to NM/PET Clinical Atlas




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