Board Exam Prep Course

Board Prep



 Sept. 11-12 | Chicago Ill.

This course is designed for physicians preparing for the certification or recertification exam in nuclear cardiology, as well as physicians interested in a broad review in nuclear cardiology topics.The overall goal of this activity is to enhance physician competence by providing a comprehensive review of the CBNC blueprint exam in nuclear cardiology, including the most up-to-date information, developments, treatment protocols, methodology, and best test for the right patient at the right time to optimize patient outcomes in their nuclear cardiology practice.
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Program Director, Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC

Credits CME MOC

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology designates this live activity for 19* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification 
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19* medical knowledge Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

*Subject to Change

Program Highlights Include:

  • Case-based clinical lecture format
  • Read with the Experts sessions
  • Mock exams
  • Discounted rates on Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep 2019 On Demand
  • Opportunity for self-assessment with Audience Response System
Board Prep Course

Program Objectives:

The primary objectives of the course are to enable participants to:
  • Appraise knowledge of physics and instrumentation associated with nuclear imaging
  • Explain image acquisition and processing, including artifacts
  • Describe risk stratification
  • Integrate radiation safety standards into professional practice
  • Discuss the use of nuclear imaging in assessment viability
  • Interpret perfusion images, including PET and ventricular function imaging
  • Utilize perfusion imaging in the assessment, diagnosis and response to therapy in CAD patients and special populations


Production of Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals
Stress Testing, Image Interpretation and Protocols
Risk Stratification
Technical Aspects of Acquisition and Processing
Gated Perfusion SPECT
Radionuclide Ventricular Function Imaging
Artifact Recognition
Instrumentation Quality Control
The Basics of Radiation Safety
Assessment of Myocardial Viability, Including PET

In addition, there will be four practice tests.

View Board Prep Agenda

Program Director:

Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
Director Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography, Division of Cardiology,
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Henry Ford Hospital




Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD, FACC, FAHA 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minn.

E. Gordon DePuey, MD, MASNC     
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
New York, N.Y.

Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, FASNC        
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Mass.

Robert Pagnanelli, BSRT(R)(N), CNMT, NCT, FASNC        
Duke Regional Hospital
Durham, N.C.

Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FASNC, FACC, FRCP (UK)  
UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Raymond Taillefer, MD, FRCP, ABNM       
Hospital du Haut-Richelieu
Quebec, Canada

E. Lindsey Tauxe, CNMT, MEd, FASNC       
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.

Jason Tavel, PhD, DABR     
Astarita Associates, Inc.
Smithtown, N.Y.

ASNC has received the highest level of recognition, Accreditation with Commendation, from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to CME providers that demonstrate compliance in all aspects of accreditation requirements and for demonstrating exemplary engagement with the environment in support of physician learning and physician quality improvement.