ASNC's Choosing Wisely Challenge 2018


The finalists for ASNC's Third Annual Nuclear Cardiology Choosing Wisely® Challenge have been selected and are preparing to square off on the ASNC2018 stage.

And the finalists are... 

Feasibility & Initial Results of a Decision to Test Algorithm Using DASI in Operable Lung Cancer Patients - ‚ÄčChristopher Johnson, MD, Nadine Gauthier, MD, FRCP; Angeline Law, MD, FRCP; Eugene Leung, MD, FRCP; Calvin Thompson, MD, FRCP

Systematic Cardiac Risk Assessment with PET/CT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging using an Objective Risk Score Approach - David Min, MD;Steve Mason, PA-C; Jon-David Ethington, PA-C; Raymond McCubrey, MStat; Kent Meredith, MD
Point-of-Order Consultation Reduces Rarely Appropriate Testing and Allows for Test-Independent Cardiovascular Risk Reduction - Nishant Shah, MD, PhD; Wen-Chih (Hank) Wu, MD, MPH; Hafiz Imran; Aaron Eisman;  Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS; David Winchester, MD

Attendees will have the chance to vote for the winner at ASNC2018 during the Choosing Wisely® Challenge session, Saturday, Sept. 8 at 4:15 p.m. 


Thanks to our sponsor Bracco Diagnostics Inc.


Thanks to those that took the 2017 challenge!

Winning submissions support ASNC’s goal of encouraging the right test for the right patient at the right time and were presented at ASNC2017.

1st Place: Advanced Protocol Planning in Nuclear Cardiology to Enhance Care DeliveryBrigham & Women's Boston: Sarah Cuddy, MB, BCh, BAO, Yin Ge, MD, Ron Blankstein, MD, FASNC, Marcelo Di Carli, MD,Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, FASNC
2nd Place: A Simplified Approach to Stress-First Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Implementation of ASNC Choosing Wisely Recommendations- Malcom Randall – VAMC – Univ. Florida Gainesville: Randy Jeffrey MD, David E. Winchester MD, FASNC, David C. Wymer MD, Vicente Taasan MD   

3rd Place: Minimizing Radiation Exposure from Myocardial Perfusion Imaging- Aurora Cardiovascular Services – Milwaukee WI: Debra Mahlum, CNMT; Maureen Van der Kooy, CNMT; Steven Port, MD

JUDGES: Raymond R. Russell, III, MD, PhD, MASNC, Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC, Maria G. Sciammarella, MD, and Rami Doukky, MD, FASNC