The BIR launches PET–CT Essentials 2022 video course

Accessible online learning now available for everyone working with PETCT

The BIR has launched PET–CT Essentials 2022, a short video course for radiographers, physicists, radiologists and technologists. The course includes around three hours of engaging and memorable video, including explanation, illustration, and expert interviews. It is broken down into short, digestible segments and interspersed with interactive questions to help you learn.

Designed to enable on-the-go learning for individuals or teams, the course helps to ensure everyone is confident, accurate and safe when carrying out day-to-day roles in PETCT.

This course is essential for members of nuclear medicine, imaging and oncology teams including radiographers, radiologists, physicians, oncologists, physicists, technicians, technologists and others.

There is no need to finish the course in one session – participants can dip in and out as they wish for up to a year after registration.

Register as an individual or enrol your team and a certificate is provided for every individual.

The course includes:

  • Approximately three hours of video divided into digestible sessions, with test questions throughout and an assessment at the end, awarding a CPD certificate
  • Illustrations, animations, live action, and recorded interviews, with narration providing clear explanation at every step
  • Stop and start as you wish with up to one year to complete the course
  • Written by some of the UK’s foremost PETCT professionals working in clinical settings, peer reviewed, and with contributions from leading experts
  • Uses proven educational techniques to make it engaging and memorable
  • Relevant to the practical needs of busy professionals.

Course directors

Michele Whiteside (advanced practitioner radiographer PETCT and nuclear medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Stefan Voo (nuclear medicine physician, University College London Hospitals) and Dr Heather Williams MBE (consultant medical physicist and nuclear medicine group leader, The Christie).

Expert panel

Andre Nunes (strategy lead/service manager, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and nuclear medicine and chief technologist/lead clinical practitioner, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation NHS Trust), Daniel McGowan (consultant clinical scientist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and Dr Shaunak Navalkissoor (consultant nuclear medicine physician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust).

Editorial advisors

Cherry Sit (radiology registrar, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) and Dimitri Lots (radiographer and clinical educator, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust).


Dr Gopi Gnanasegaran (consultant nuclear medicine physician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust), Dr Manil Subesinghe (clinical lecturer in PET imaging and honorary consultant radiologist, King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ PET Centre), Dr Amy Eccles (consultant radionuclide radiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), Lucy Hossen (head of nuclear medicine physics, Royal Brompton Hospital), Dr Jess Williams (operational superintendent nuclear medicine, University College London Hospitals), Rayjanah Allie (general manager nuclear medicine, University College London Hospitals) and Darren Walls (deputy superintendent nuclear medicine, University College London Hospitals).

What people say:      

“The quality of the course is really good and a great way to introduce PETCT to new staff,” 

Dimitri Lots, radiographer and clinical educator, nuclear medicine department, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

“Very useful for trainees who have a basic understanding of the physics, and would like to know more about clinical applications and practical aspects of PETCT,”

Cherry Sit, radiology registrar, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Very easy to navigate, very well presented, narrated and great content. Very appealing and engaging. Great value and should be widely used. I would recommend to all staff who are starting to work in PETCT,”

Dr Mariana Pinto, chief PET technologist, Belfast Health And Social Care Trust.

A very impressive learning course. It flows well and I enjoyed the mixture of illustrations, videos and expert interviews,

Conor Ferris, clinical scientist, Belfast City Hospital.

Click here to enrol and for more information.

Readers of RAD Magazine can purchase this video course for the special price of £65.99 using the code PET22RADM at the checkout.

Also available in the BIR video courses series: Radiation Safety 2021 and Dose 2021.

This news story has been sponsored by the companies concerned and does not represent the views or opinions of RAD Magazine.

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