Preliminary Program 2023


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Thursday, September 21st 2023


08.30   Registration, Coffee




09.00   Opening

Prof. Jan Hein Cornel, MD PhD, Cardiologist


09.05   Recap of basic cardiac anatomy and physiology

Saloua El Messaoudi, MD PhD, Cardiologist


09.25   Cardiac PET procedure, reading & reporting

           Remco J.J. Knol, MD PhD, Nuclear Medicine Physician


09.50   Patient selection for cardiac PET. Diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of cardiac PET 

Ibrahim Danad, MD, PhD, Cardiologist


10.15   Coffee break


10.40   Cardiac PET imaging. Myocardial blood flow and choice of cardiac PET tracers

Sergiy V. Lazarenko, PhD, Medical Physicist


11.10  Artificial intelligence in cardiac PET

            [speaker to be confirmed]


11.30   PET in cardiac sarcoidosis and amyloidosis imaging

Prof. Riemer H.J.A. Slart, MD PhD, Nuclear Medicine Physician


11.50   Cardiac FDG PET (endocarditis)

            [speaker to be confirmed]


12.10   Cardiac NaF and FAPI PET

Nieky Mohammadnia, MD, Research Fellow Cardiology


12.30   Lunch


13:15  Site visit (department of Nuclear Medicine, 0030)

Hands-on training


13.45 - 16.30  Processing of scans in Corridor 4DM, QPET, Syngo.MBF


  • Buttonology and image processing

  • Buttonology CaSc
  • Cases: Normal, ischemia, infarction

  • Cases: Myocardial blood flow measurements


15.00   Stent Side Branch Occlusion

Friso M. van der Zant, MD PhD, Nuclear Medicine Physician


15.30  Coronary artery calcium scoring from low dose CT scans - how to proceed?

          [speaker to be confirmed]



16:45   Site visit (Cyclotron)

               Ronald G. Pronk, MSc

           Cardiac PET tracer production

               Marja D.L. ter Borg, Radiopharmacist/ Qualified Person


17:45   Alkmaar Canal Boat Tour

                   Departure from Lindegracht nearby old Café Het Gulden Vlies


18:30   Dinner in the Alkmaar city center


Friday, September 22nd 2023


08.30   Coffee




09.00   Artifacts and limitations in cardiac PET

Sergiy V. Lazarenko, PhD, Medical Physicist


09.25   Correlation with other imaging techniques: CCTA, cardiac MR, CAG, FFR

Tjeerd Germans, MD PhD, Cardiologist


09.50   FFR, CFR and ischemia: all the same?

Tim van de Hoef, MD PhD, Cardiologist


10.15   Extracardiac findings

            Friso M. van der Zant, MD PhD, Nuclear Medicine Physician


10.30   Coffee break


11.00   Physics and PET acquisitionKinetic modeling and quantitative PET in cardiology

              Prof. Mark Lubberink, PhD, Medical Physicist, Uppsala University, Sweden


11.45   AURORA Trial (18F-Flurpiridaz): Current status

            [speaker to be confirmed]


12.05   Cardiac PET facilities and tracer production. Preparing a business case for cardiac PET/CT

            [speaker to be confirmed]


12.30   Lunch


Hands-on training


13.30 - 16.30 Processing of scans in Corridor 4DM, QPET, Syngo.MBF


  • Cases: Various
  • Cases: Pitfalls & Artifacts
  • Cases: Extracardiac findings
  • Demo stations for cardiac PET processing


14.15 Data Driven Motion Correction for PET cardiac perfusion scans

          [speaker to be confirmed]


15.15  Features and new developments in PET techniques and cardiac PET processing software 

            Sergiy V. Lazarenko, PhD, Medical Physicist


16.30   Farewell drink

Program may be subject to change. In case of international attendees, the spoken language of the entire course will be English, otherwise Dutch. Click here for more information on registration, important dates and locations.