EduMed uses grant from Cardinal Health to fund PET home study program

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The EduMed Corp. unveiled its PET Champions Series Home Study Program funded by a grant from Cardinal Health Inc. for physicians who read and interpret the results of positron emission tomography (PET scans).

The computer-based, CD-ROM program provides detailed case reviews and is designed for physicians who need education beyond the introductory level. With up to 30 credit hours of continuing medical education (CME), EduMed says unique assessment tools and credit awarding are delivered through a specially designed Internet site.

According to EduMed, the program reinforces the importance of promoting appropriate uses of PET, correlating findings with anatomic findings, avoiding the pitfalls of artifacts and normal variants and includes recommendations for patient management changed based on PET results.

The release of the program synced up with the 2004 Society of Nuclear Medicine's conference this week, where vendors showed off their newest releases and advancements in the field of PET (see related stories in Society of Nuclear Medicine Review). To facilitate the integration of this technology in nuclear medicine and patient care, education training programs must be available for physicians who read and interpret the PET data.

The PET Champions Series, which is the host of the home study CD, aims to improve the quality of PET services being provided to patients and referring offices nationwide, says EduMed. As the quality of services provided by PET departments and centers increases, so will the number of patients receiving PET as part of their disease management regimen.

Pre-registration for a copy of the CD can be completed online at www.cardinal.com/PETChampions.