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2023 Nuclear Cardiology Board Exam
Self-Paced Course

Session I: Physics, Instrumentation, Radionuclides, Radiation Safety
 Physics for the Boards James Case, PhD, MASNC
 Production and Management of Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals Wendy Galbraith, PharmD, FAPha, BCNP
 The Basics of Radiation Safety Nick Dorrell, MS, CHP
 Instrumentation (SPECT and PET) C. David Cooke, MSEE
 Practice Exam 1 (self-paced)  
Session II: Acquisition and Quality Control, Gated SPECT, Artifact Recognition, and MUGA
Technical Aspects of Acquisition and Processing Mark C. Hyun, CNMT, NCT, RS, RT(N,R,CT), FASNC
Gated SPECT E. Gordon DePueyMD, MASNC
Artifact Recognition E. Gordon DePueyMD, MASNC
Instrumentation Quality Control Mark C. Hyun, CNMT, NCT, RS, RT(N,R,CT), FASNC
Radionuclide Angiocardiography Ronald G. Schwartz, MD, MS, MASNC
Practice Exam 2 (self-paced)  
Session III: Test Selection, Stress, Nuclear Protocols Interpretation, and Risk Stratification
Stress Testing Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC
Nuclear Imaging Protocols and Interpretation Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC
Patient-Centered Imaging and Appropriate Use  Rami Doukky, MD, MHS, FASNC
Focused Topic: SPECT Viability: Protocols and Case Review Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam
Risk Stratification SPECT David E. Winchester, MD, MS, FASNC
Practice Exam 3 (self-paced)  
Session IV: Cardiac PET and Cases, Multimodality Imaging, Cardiac Amyloidosis
Cardiac PET: Basics of Perfusion, Viability, and Sarcoidosis Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD, MASNC
Focused Topic: Nuclear Integration in Multimodality Imaging Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC
Focused Topic: 99mTc PYP Imaging Case Review Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC
Cases with the Expert, PET Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, 
Cases with the Expert, SPECT Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD
Practice Exam 4 (self-paced)
Supplemental Eduction
Cases with the Expert, Amyloid Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC
Case-based Application of Nuclear Cardiology Foundations Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, 
MD, FASNC; Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC;
Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD
Interpretation of Incidental Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Findings on SPECT and PET CT Andrew Homb, MD

2023 Nuclear Cardiology Board Exam Prep Course

Live, Virtual Meeting October 14-15, 2023

Saturday, October 14, 2023
Eastern Daylight Time Title Speaker
9:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC
9:10 am Exam 1: Practice Questions
Answer Review
James Case, PhD; C. David Cooke, MSEE; Wendy Galbraith, PharmD, FAPha, BCNP; Nick Dorrell, MS, CHP 

Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC
10:10 am Break
10:20 am Exam 2: Practice Questions Answer Review Mark C. Hyun, CNMT, NCT, RS, RT(N,R,CT), FASNC; E. Gordon DePuey, MD, MASNC;  Ronald G. Schwartz, MD, MS, MASNC

Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
11:30 am Technology-focused Townhall Q&A
Day 1 Faculty & Moderators: 
Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC and 
Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
12:30 pm Adjourn for the day
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Eastern Daylight Time Title Speaker
9:00 am Brief Introduction Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC
9:05 am Exam 3: Practice Questions Answer Review Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC; Rami Doukky, MD, MHS, FASNC; David Winchester, MD, MS, FASNC

Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC
10:05 am Break
10:15 am Exam 4: Practice Questions Answer Review Marcelo Di Carli, MD, MASNC; Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC; Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD; Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC

Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
11:15 am Break
11:30 am Clinical-focused Townhall Q&A Day 2 Faculty & Moderators: Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC and Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC
12:30 pm Closing Remarks & adjourn Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC
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