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Best NC Today, Ever! Attendees Give ASNC Rave Reviews for Nuclear Cardiology Today

Faculty at ASNC's signature Nuclear Cardiology Today program were delighted with the attendance and engagement at last month's 2½-day event in Chicago. 

Bring Science to Your Practice at Nuclear Cardiology Today: Best Practices for Today, Innovations for Tomorrow

Join ASNC for 2½ days of in-depth, case-based training to help you lead your Nuclear Cardiology team in today's rapidly evolving healthcare environment. “Nuclear Cardiology Today” Program Co-directors Dennis A. Calnon, MD, MASNC, and David G. Wolinsky, MD, MASNC, and a cadre of expert faculty will help you identify opportunities to improve daily operations in your lab. You'll take home new information for improving patient care, enhancing efficiencies, reducing costs, streamlining administrative processes and adapting to the new performance-evaluation and reimbursement models. 

New Video for Referring Physicians Helps Prepare for Imaging AUC

Internal medicine and primary care providers who refer patients for nuclear cardiology imaging studies now have a free educational resource to help them apply today's multimodality appropriate use criteria (AUC) in daily practice. Initially offered as a satellite symposium at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting in May, “Appropriate Use of Nuclear Cardiology in Clinical Practice: Strategies for Implementation” received such high marks from the hundreds of physicians who attended the session that ASNC teamed up with Medpage Today to deliver the same topic as a free video program.

Standing Room Only at ASNC AUC Session at ACP Annual Meeting

Last week, more than 285 physicians who were in Washington, DC, to attend the American College of Physicians (ACP) 2016 Internal Medicine Meeting flocked to a special satellite session hosted by ASNC. The draw, said attendees, was the topic: Appropriate Use in Nuclear Cardiology. ASNC faculty—James E. Udelson, MD, MASNC, Brian Abbott, MD, FASNC, and Allen J. Taylor, MD—demonstrated how new legislative mandates will impact use of cardiac imaging and how such tests are reimbursed in the United States. The session also highlighted everyday cases to help internists understand the appropriate use of nuclear cardiac testing. ASNC's goal is help improve the rate of appropriate referrals. 

ASNC and SCCT Team Up to Offer Nuclear Cardiology Course for Fellows-in-Training

More than 80 fellows-in-training traveled from U.S. and international institutions to attend ASNC's popular Nuclear Cardiology for Fellows-in-Training Course, which was for the first time offered in conjunction with the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Directed by Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD, FASNC, and co-directed by Rami Doukky, MD, FASNC, and Dustin M. Thomas, MD, the course provided an introduction to both Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography and addressed patient selection, appropriate use criteria, scanning and interpretation as well as implications for patient-centered imaging. Attendees also participated in a number of read-with-the-expert sessions.

ASNC and SCCT Team Up to Offer Nuclear Cardiology Course for Fellows-in-Training

More than 80 fellows-in-training traveled from U.S. and international institutions to attend ASNC's popular Nuclear Cardiology for Fellows-in-Training Course, which was for the first time offered in conjunction with the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Directed by Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD, FASNC, and co-directed by Rami Doukky, MD, FASNC, and Dustin M. Thomas, MD, the course provided an introduction to both Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography and addressed patient selection, appropriate use criteria, scanning and interpretation as well as implications for patient-centered imaging. Attendees also participated in a number of read-with-the-expert sessions.

Invitation from the NCToday Program Chairs

We hope you will join us at  Nuclear Cardiology Today: A Comprehensive Review and Update.  The program will be held on April 29 – May 1, 2016 at the Chicago O'Hare Marriott. 

 

New online CME/CE series: Enhancing Your Nuclear Cardiology Practice

This series consists of four individual activities addressing best practices in nuclear cardiology. The format for each activity is an audio/video synchronized with slides presenting interactive case studies, case challenge questions and expert vignettes. Participants will learn about the most current best practices in nuclear cardiac imaging

New AUC online activity available

Our new online case review roundtable discussion, Applying Appropriate Use Criteria in Clinical Practice: Lessons in Choosing Wisely, will highlight the importance of discussing appropriate use criteria with referring physicians, the important role of clinical judgment and propose strategies to reduce the number of rarely appropriate studies. Participants will gain a better understanding of the value of myocardial perfusion imaging and the role of other imaging modalities have in selected patients.

Faculty: Gregory Thomas, MD, MPH – Program Chair, Ron Blankstein, MD, Regina Druz, MD, FASNC, Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH.

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and a maximum of 0.5 ARRT Category A credits for technologists. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma, US, Inc.
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NEW Radiation Safety module now available in the NCKSAP

Radiation Safety Program Objectives:
  • Better understand the principles of prevention and mitigation of unintended radiation exposure in the nuclear cardiology setting.
  • Understand the basic regulations which apply to radiation safety in the nuclear cardiology laboratory setting.
  • Better understand how to keep patient radiation dose as low as reasonably achievable in the nuclear cardiology setting.
For more info and to purchase visit our ASNC Learning Center

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