Archive January 2021

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Multi-Modality Imaging Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Guest Bloggers: 
Krishna K. Patel MD, MSc1
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute,
Kansas City, MO 
Niti R. Aggarwal, MD2
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN1

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disorder of non-caseating granulomas, involving any organ. Cardiac involvement is common, and often presents with non-specific symptoms but can be potentially lethal due to increased risk of sudden cardiac death. 

Dr. Gregory Thomas Named ASNC2021 Mario Verani Memorial Lecturer

ASNC is delighted to announce that esteemed clinician and scientist Gregory S. Thomas, MD, MPH, MASNC, will present the Mario Verani Lecture at the Society's 26th Annual Scientific Session. Dr. Thomas will present "Imaging and Prevention: A Truly Powerful Combination" during the Sept. 30-Oct. 3 event.

'Nuclear Cardiology Today' Goes Virtual; Meet the Program Co-chairs

ASNC's practice-focused Nuclear Cardiology Today will be back Thursday, April 29, through Sunday, May 2, with a series of virtual sessions designed to bring cardiology teams up to speed on the latest advances in SPECT and PET as well as provide guidance on running an efficient, productive lab amid current challenges. Register now.

'We Have Great Reason for Optimism,' Says ASNC 2021 President

"This is a good year to be a healthcare worker," said Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC, at ASNC2020, where he delivered the Society's traditional President-elect's Address to nuclear cardiology professionals who logged on to the annual meeting from all around the globe.

ASNC Asks Medicare Contractors to Clarify Coverage in Proposed Stress Testing LCD

In comments submitted to First Coast Service Options and Novitas Solutions, ASNC noted that the two Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) clearly had consulted cardiologists as they developed a proposed local coverage determination (LCD) for Cardiology: Non-Emergent Stress Testing. ASNC offered support for the draft policy overall but also asked for clarification in a few areas.