Board Exam Prep Course Program Overview

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Program Highlights

  • Core didactics for Nuclear Cardiology Boards
  • Cases with the experts (add jump link to faculty), PET and SPECT
  • Focused Topics: SPECT Viability, 99mTc PYP Imaging, and NEW Nuclear Integration in Multimodality Imaging
  • 4 mock exams, including faculty review and answer explanation discussion tailored to participant responses
  • Opportunity for self-assessment 
  • Discounted rates on 2021 Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep OnDemand through October 3rd

Here's How It Works:

Set Your Own Pace: 
  • Starting August 13, 2021, you will have access to 18 pre-recorded sessions tailored to the CBNC exam blueprint.
  • Watch the presentations and take four mock tests at your own pace.
  • You will be invited to take mock-exam questions, all of which will be answered by Board Prep faculty during live virtual sessions held Sept. 18–19. The tests—and attendees' feedback—will allow faculty to customize the live, virtual meeting precisely to attendees' needs.
Cases with the Experts: 
  • SPECT and PET cases (pre-recorded sessions) will highlight key points needed for the Boards and daily practice. Attendees' case questions will be answered during the live virtual sessions. 
Teaching with the Tests: 
  • On Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19, attendees will log on to the live virtual sessions from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT. Experts will walk through each exam question, explain the correct and incorrect answers, and answer submitted questions.
Going to Town with Your Questions: 
  • Participants will be able to submit questions throughout the five weeks, as well as during the live virtual event.
  • During a special Board Prep Q&A Town Hall on Sept. 19, attendees will take the virtual stage, posing their questions to the assembled faculty. "Ask anything," invites Dr. Bourque and Dr. Ananthasubramaniam. "The faculty will address submitted questions and any additional questions attendees have." 

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply nuclear cardiovascular imaging physics and instrumentation
  • Explain image acquisition and processing considerations and identify associated artifacts
  • Discuss the production and management of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals
  • Incorporate patient-centered imaging principles and appropriate use considerations in nuclear cardiology and stress procedure selection
  • Incorporate risk stratification into selection and application of nuclear cardiology studies
  • Integrate radiation safety standards into professional nuclear cardiology practice
  • Apply nuclear imaging tools in assessment of myocardial viability and cardiac amyloidosis
  • Understand the basics of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for myocardial perfusion and metabolic viability and sarcoidosis assessment
  • Interpret SPECT and PET perfusion and metabolic images and ventricular function imaging
  • Utilize myocardial perfusion imaging in the assessment, diagnosis, and response to therapy in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease and special populations
  • Appropriately identify non-cardiac findings on SPECT and PET-CT cardiovascular imaging studies
  • Integrate nuclear cardiology into the multimodality imaging evaluation of cardiovascular disease