Jan 272020


On January 24, Saint Petersburg hosted a seminar “Single-photon emission computed tomography combined with x-ray computed tomography (SPECT/CT) in modern clinical nuclear medicine”. The organizers were the St. Petersburg Radiological Society and the Nuclear Medicine Society.

The leading experts in scintigraphy and SPECT/CT attended the seminar: Konstantin Zaplatnikov (Nuclear Medicine Clinic, Nuremberg, Germany); Professor of the RAS Daria Ryzhkova (Almazov Centre); Vyacheslav Sukhov (Nikiforov Russian Centre of Emergency and Radiation Medicine); Sergey Novikov and Pavel Krzhivitsky (Petrov National Medical Research Centre of Oncology).

The seminar focused on the relevant information on new SPECT/CT systems, technical support for SPECT/CT, organization of nuclear medicine departments.

Chief Researcher of the Research Department for Nuclear Medicine and Theranostics of Almazov Centre, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences Daria Ryzhkova gave a presentation “Particular considerations of SPECT/CT: cardiovascular imaging.” In light of the new guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology in 2019 on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic coronary artery disease (CAD), the indications for radionuclide imaging in patients with stable coronary artery disease have been clearly identified. The issues of diagnosing cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis were also discussed.

The meeting brought together more than 90 doctors, researchers and clinical residents and provided a platform for specialists in scintigraphy and SPECT/CT to exchange experience and discuss the most topical issues of nuclear medicine.