Nuclear Cardiology for the Technologist 2013
Nuclear Cardiology for the Technologist
April 26-28, 2013
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The purpose of this program is to increase learners’ competence and performance with current standards for performing nuclear cardiology procedures well as provide them with an update on future direction of techniques and procedures currently in research and development.
This course is designed for nuclear medicine/nuclear cardiology technologists performing nuclear cardiology imaging in both private practice and hospital settings.
The primary objectives of the course are to enable participants to:
- Explain the rationale and processes of performing SPECT system quality control.
- Explain the rationale and processes of performing PET system quality control.
- Explain techniques for reducing radiation exposure to patients and staff.
- Identify indications consistent and inconsistent with MPI appropriateness criteria.
- Distinguish between the various myocardial perfusion imaging protocols and develop acquisition and processing protocols for one’s own lab.
- Recognize imaging artifacts and processing errors and discuss potential solutions.
- Recognize common cardiac arrhythmias and EKG abnormalities.
- Recognize emergency situations that may arise in the stress lab and explain proper response.
- Discuss the basic principles and protocols for exercise and pharmacologic stress testing.
- Summarize the basic principles and protocols of both current and novel tracers for SPECT MPI.
- Outline the future of nuclear cardiology and the role of the technologist.
- Identify protocols for performing 1st pass and equilibrium radionuclide angiography studies.
- Outline other imaging modalities used for diagnosis, prognosis and risk stratification of cardiac disease.
- Summarize the basic principles and protocols for cardiac PET.
- Understand how nuclear cardiology information is correlated with other modalities.
- Discuss updates in pharmacologic stress testing.
Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit
Technologists: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is a recognized provider of continuing education credits for technologists. ASNC’s Continuing Education (CE) credit is accepted by NMTCB and ARRT.
This course has been approved for a maximum of 15.0 CE credits for Technologists.
Early Bird Registration
Register by April 1, 2013
Register between April 2 and
April 22, 2013
As space allows
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ASNC is pleased to provide online access to all syllabus materials at no additional charge to attendees. This full-size, full-color set of slides is available for your review approximately one week prior to the course. All registered attendees will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the syllabus. Attendees may download the syllabus prior to the course. Please note there will be no wireless access in the conference room. If an attendee prefers a printed syllabus, they can print it from the online version or pre-order one from ASNC for an additional fee. Pre-ordered printed syllabi will be available for pick up on site.
- Black-and-White Printed Syllabus ($60): The syllabus will consist of two black-and-white slides per page. Please select your syllabus preference during the registration process.
- Color Printed Syllabus ($225): The syllabus will consist of two color slides per page. Please select your syllabus preference during the registration process.
Registration cancellations received by April 1, 2013 will be eligible for a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Between April 2 and April 22, a $75 administrative fee will apply. No refunds will be made after April 22, 2012. No refunds will be given for no-shows. In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology will refund the registration fee, in full, but is not responsible for any hotel or travel costs you may incur.