Board Exam Prep Course

Board Prep Course


 Sept. 13-14 | Sheraton Kansas City Hotel | Kansas City, MO

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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.

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crowne Center
2345 McGee St
Kansas City, MO  64108

Credits CME MOC

ASNC designates this live activity for a maximum of 19* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
NEW! 19 ABIM Part II MOC credits offered.
*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 2017 On Demand
  • Opportunity for self-assessment with Audience Response System

Program Agenda

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.


Co-Chairs: Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC and E. Lindsey Tauxe, CNMT, MEd, FASNC
E. Gordon DePuey, MD, MASNC
Sharmila Dorbala, MD, FASNC
Robert Pagnanelli, BSRT(R)(N), CNMT, NCT, FASNC
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FASNC
Raymond Taillefer, MD
Jason Tavel, PhD

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit:

Physicians: 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 a maximum of 19* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
*Subject to change when program is finalized