Cardinal Health Helps Imaging Community Educate Physicians, Clinicians, About Clinical Efficacy, Appropriate Uses of PET

April 27, 2011

Company News Release

Cardinal Health

this week introduced extensive upgrades to

PETFoundations.com

. This comprehensive marketing and educational Web site helps the imaging community educate physicians and other clinicians about the clinical efficacy and appropriate uses of Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
 
The enhanced PETFoundations.com features a new, more user-friendly design and extensive new resources, providing online access to:
 
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Education Resources –

The site makes it easy for the PET imaging community to stay on top of imaging trends and continuing education requirements. It provides registered users with access to approximately 40 web-based continuing education courses on topics ranging from low energy and high energy imaging operations and radiation safety to regulatory compliance and reimbursement.  The site also features compliance resources and information that helps technologists limit exposure to radiation and ensure they’re in compliance with all relevant safety regulations. Visitors can also access an array of complementary live and archived webinar sessions on industry topics, led by industry experts.  

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Reimbursement information –

Reimbursement guidelines for PET products and procedures change

frequently, as rates are updated annually to reflect new clinical uses. At PETFoundations.com, imagers, referring physicians, and others in the healthcare community can sign up for eNews, a timely e-mail notification that provides updates on PET reimbursement and more. Site visitors can also access PET reimbursement guides.
 
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Practice management and business tools –

PETFoundations.com also offers tools to help imaging centers increase awareness of

their services among referring physicians. Site users can customize, print, and ship professional marketing materials, including news releases, letters, announcements, event invitations, and postcards, directly to their practice.  Site visitors can also access brochures to help PET patients prepare for brain, heart, bone and cancer scans.


In addition, PETFoundations.com also provides case studies and clinical protocols to help referring physicians better manage patient treatment plans and learn more about PET imaging. The site also contains relevant and up-to-date information–specific to indication and referring physician specialty–regarding approved indications and appropriate uses of PET imaging.

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