The 1st learning course of multi-modality molecular imaging on nuclear medicine in PLA General Hospital(2013-10-9)
Sponsored by nuclear medicine department of PLA General Hospital, and co-organized by Siemens Company, the 1st learning course of multi-modality molecular imaging on nuclear medicine & Siemens PET/MR seminar was held successfully at the international conference center in General Hospital on August 17-18,2013. The class was one of national postgraduate education programs. More than 160 delegates from nearly twenty provinces, 60 hospitals took part in it. Director Xu Baixuan from General Hospital organized and chaired this time’s educational program, which invited many famous experts from domestic and abroad. They are: Prof. Li Fang from Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Prof. Wang Jing from Xijing Hospital, Prof. Li Wei from Air Force General Hospital and Prof. Tian Jiahe from PLA General Hospital who played the leading role. Three foreign experts were also invited and gave some speeches during the class, and among them was Dr. Beer from Technical University of Munich.
Based on the progression of domestic multi-modality nuclear imaging, the program included the following items: The Status and Progress of Molecular Probe, The Latest Progress and Clinical Applications with PET/MR Scanner, The Application of Multi-modality Imaging in Parkinson Disease, Urinary System, Neuroendocrine Diseases, Lung and Breast Tumors. The experts also gave some introductions of Cherenkov Nuclear Imaging, Reasonable Applications of MR in Head and Liver Diseases, QC in NM’s Equipments, PET/MR Research Design, and Latest Information of PET/MR Applications from Abroad. Attendees largely agree that this time’s learning class not only contains some fundamental knowledge, but also many introductions of sophisticated techniques. And they said what they had learned wound offer a great help in their future work.
A hot discussion was raised among attendees with a focus on some vital issues in this new area. For example, advantages and shortages of PET/MR when compared with the already existed and highly developed PET/CT, how many benefits can be gained with the help of PET/MR when domestic hospitals are paying more and more attention on research abilities, and whether we can get what we want if investing on this new technology. Attendees listened to others’ idea and gave their owns. They enjoyed more fun in debating than just listening and learning. Certainly it cannot be avoided that there were some disagreements during the meeting, but the class did offer a platform for freely communication. The learning course was ended in harmony with a wish of better development in Nuclear medicine.
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PLA General Hospital