Archive September 2020

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ASNC Congratulates 2020 Young Investigator Awardees

ASNC extends thanks and recognizes all of the participants in the 2020 Young Investigator Award (YIA) competition. 

Taking Your SPECT Lab Higher: How-to's from ASNC2020

Ready to raise the bar in your SPECT lab? At Saturday's Clinical Solutions session "Taking Your SPECT Lab to a Higher Level: Best Practices," experts shared recommendations. 

Dawn Quitno Edgerton Receives Distinguished Service Award at ASNC2020 Virtual Scientific Session

‘Tireless Champion of Certification and Maintenance of Certification in Cardiac Imaging’

Please join us in honoring Dawn Quitno Edgerton, MA, champion of excellence in nuclear cardiology and longtime friend to ASNC. Ms. Edgerton received this year’s only Distinguished Service Award on Friday, Sept. 25, during the Presidents’ Session.

ASNC/ABC Case-based Session Examines Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion

On the opening day of ASNC2020's Main Event, two cases presented in the "Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Nuclear Cardiology – A Case-Based Ethics Session," set the stage for thoughtful discussion of barriers that too often stand in the way of timely, accurate diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. 

Toward the Future: Innovators Invite ASNC2020 Learners to Imagine the Possibilities

Learners from around the world logged on to the ASNC2020 preconference program "Technological Advances and Innovation in Nuclear Cardiology: A Look into the Future." Developed in collaboration with NHLBI and NIBIB, the half-day event featured scientists and innovators describing how today's trends are fueling the development of new protocols and advances with great potential to improve patient care.  

Mayo Clinic Team Demonstrates Benefits of Collaborative Case Interpretation

On Sept. 23, ASNC2020's third "Cases with the Aces" session showcased the advantages of collaborative case-reading as Mayo Clinic faculty presented 13 cases divided across three categories: sarcoidosis/inflammation, amyloidosis/PYP, and FDG-PET infection imaging.  

Researching Cardiac Amyloidosis: First ASNC/Pfizer Young Investigator Awardee Describes Her Project

Today’s ASNC2020 “Amyloidosis – Best Practices” session will begin with the presentation of the first ASNC/Pfizer Young Investigator in Cardiac Amyloidosis Research Fellowship Award to Vasvi Singh, MD. She will receive $50,000 in grant support for her project, “Screening for Early ATTR Cardiac Amyloidosis by 99mTc-PYP SPECT/CT in Older Adults With HFpEF and Sarcopenia.” 

View from the Field: ASNC/IANC Fellowship Awardee Describes Winning Research Project

On Friday, Sept. 25, during the ASNC2020 Presidents’ Session, ASNC will recognize Sanjay Divakaran, MD, recipient of this year’s ASNC/Institute for the Advancement of Nuclear Cardiology (IANC) Research Fellowship Award. Dr. Divakaran will receive a $50,000 grant to support his project, “Skeletal Muscle Perfusion and Energetics in Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease.”

NRC Responds to ASNC-initiated Request on Virtual Training for Generator Elution

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has responded to the ASNC-spearheaded effort to reduce the Training & Education burden affecting fellows-in-training who were unable to attend commercial radiopharmacies training due to COVID-19 closures of these facilities. 

New E/M, COVID-19 Codes Will Take Effect Jan. 1, 2021

This month, the American Medical Association (AMA) published the 2021 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, the first major overhaul in more than 25 years to the codes and guidelines for office and other outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services. These codes will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. 
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