Archive April 2019

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Cardiac Amyloidosis Doesn't Have to Be Intimidating: A Primer on Diagnosis

By Noel Dasgupta, MD
Many physicians learned a bit about amyloidosis in medical school but never expected to diagnose or treat it. Even today, as amyloidosis becomes more visible, it can be unsettling for us even to contemplate because there are multiple types and treatments vary. 

CMS's MEDCAC Has Accepted ASNC's Nomination

Update: {4/5/2019} ASNC has learned that CMS’s Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) has accepted Dr. Thomas’ nomination. Stay tuned for more information.

Big Impact: Gratitude and Best Wishes to Jim Boxall for His Accomplishments as ASNC's First Advocacy Staff

After several years as a health policy specialist in cardiology, Jim Boxall is retiring. He has seen a lot, including ASNC’s growth in the advocacy arena.

FIT Program 2019: Not Just for Fellows-in-Training!

The 2019 Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT for Fellows-in-Training program on March 15, 2019 took place at the Marriott New Orleans Downtown Convention Center.  Once again, this course proved to be a necessary one for all in the field, not just fellows. In fact, many in attendance were from countries outside of the U.S. and represented various professional levels in the nuclear cardiology field! 

ASNC/SNMMI Alert: Important Drug Safety Information

Recently, there has been a report of high-level radiation exposure with use of incorrect eluent in Rubidium 82 Rb82 generators after a failure to follow the eluate testing protocol.

Help Shape ASNC's Next 25 Years: Join ASNC's Board of Directors!

As ASNC comes off its 25th year of impactful and groundbreaking achievements in nuclear cardiology, the Society looks forward to another 25 years under the stewardship of a dynamic Board of Directors that will empower ASNC’s continued growth and long-term success. Deadline to apply is this Friday, April 19.

April is Technologist Month

ASNC has a long, proud history of supporting the entire laboratory imaging team practicing nuclear cardiology. Each team member brings a specific area of expertise and unique knowledge to the imaging lab. We dedicate April to one of the key team members- the Technologist.