Board Exam Prep Course Program Overview



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 practice 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
  • Earn up to 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 26.5 MOC points.

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

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 internet live activity for 26.5 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 26.5 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.