Cast Your Vote: Who Will Win the ASNC 2019 Choosing Wisely Challenge?

At ASNC2019 in Chicago, three nuclear cardiologists who made it to the final round of ASNC's Choosing Wisely® Challenge will face-off in a competition for cash prizes and career-building opportunities.
Now in its fourth year, ASNC's popular solutions-oriented competition attracted a wide variety of creative proposals, many of them with the potential to advance nuclear cardiology and address ASNC's goals around communications with referring clinicians, ensuring appropriate use and improving quality care and patient safety. After much deliberation, the Choosing Wisely® Challenge Committee has announced the following finalists:

Multi-pronged Approach to Optimize Nuclear Cardiology Testing and Improve Safety at Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States,
by Sudip Saha, MD, Joseph Lodato, MD, and Nancy Ortiz, MPH, CPHQ, PMP, of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Development of a Patient-centered, Cost-effective Algorithm Utilizing 99mTechnetium-Pyrophosphate Imaging to Diagnose ATTR Cardiac Amyloidosis, by Benita Philip, DO, Barbara Schechter, DO, Denise Kale, CNMT, and Renee P. Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC, of the Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Impact of a Novel Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Risk-classification Scheme on Referral for Coronary Angiography, Revascularization and Mortality
, by Anirudh Kumar, MD, Paul Cremer, MD; Rory Hachamovitch, MD, FASNC, and Wael Jaber, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation

At ASNC2019, a representative from each team will present their proposal and field questions. The winner will be selected through a combination of expert judging and attendee voting. To cast your vote and support these creative problem-solvers, attend the Choosing Wisely® Challenge session on Saturday, Sept. 14.

 Thanks to our sponsor Bracco Diagnostics Inc.