A Free Virtual Education Webinar From the
Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia

“Making the Case for PET-CT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging:
The Gold Standard for Pharmacologic Stress Testing”

Made Possible in Part Through an Educational Grant From


Join us for CVI’s PET-CT Imaging program: “Making the Case for PET-CT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: The Gold Standard for Pharmacologic Stress Testing.”  Live webinar will be held:

Thursday February 16, 2023 (1.5 CME/CEU/VOICE Credits)

The CVI’s PET-CT Imaging program includes a discussion PET-CT MPI versus SPECT MPI and Philadelphia cardiologist, Herman Movsowitz, MD and features national thought leader, Robert Bober, MD who will be discussing absolute versus relative perfusion and the mechanisms of angina.

Focus Topics

In current clinical practice, SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging [MPI] is the predominant imaging modality used to assess for flow limiting epicardial CAD. However, SPECT MPI has multiple limitations some of which can be improved upon by a newer imaging modality, PET MPI. Many US cardiologists are unaware of the differences between SPECT MPI and PET MPI and when one modality may be preferred over the other.

This educational program addresses the differences between SPECT MPI and PET MPI based on tracer characteristics and camera technology, discusses societal recommendations for their clinical use, and explains the added clinical value of assessing absolute myocardial perfusion in addition to relative perfusion.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear technologists, fellows, residents, advanced practice providers involved in nuclear medicine.  The program is also appropriate for all physicians and healthcare professionals who treat patients with coronary artery disease.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Pennsylvania Medical Society are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationship(s) related to the content of their presentation(s).


Live Webinar 

Thursday February 16, 2023- 7:00pm – 8:30pm

On Demand Viewing for Credits Available through 3/30/2023



Learning Objectives

After attending the CVI’s PET-CT Imaging program attendees will be better able to:

  • Describe the differences between PET MPI and SPECT MPI based on tracer characteristics
  • Describe the differences between PET MPI and SPECT MPI based on camera technology
  • Discuss clinical scenarios when PET MPI is preferred over SPECT MPI
  • Review the clinical trials that compare SPECT versus PET
  • Explain the difference between relative and absolute coronary perfusion
  • Describe the clinical utility of PET-CT MPI in assessing absolute coronary perfusion
  • Describe the different mechanisms of angina
  • Explain coronary flow capacity

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging and The Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia (CVI).

Credit Designation Statement

AMA: SNMMI designates this live educational event for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational event.
AOA: This program is eligible for 3.25 credits in category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association through the
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation.

Course Director

Veronica A. Covalesky, MD
Veronica A. Covalesky, MDDrexel University


Robert M. Bober, MD
Robert M. Bober, MDJohn Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
Herman D. Movsowitz, MD
Herman D. Movsowitz, MDCardiology Consultants of Philadelphia

Course Moderator

Colin M. Movsowitz, MD
Colin M. Movsowitz, MDCardiology Consultants of Philadelphia

Thank You to our Sponsors

Parking at the hotel is discounted: valet ($21) or self-park ($15). Valet entrance is at the main circular driveway – self parking garage entrance is at the overpass just beyond the hotel main driveway entrance
  • These rates only apply to daytime parking only.
  • There may be a sign saying “Parking for Hotel Guests Only,”  as an attendee to this program, you are a guest.