ASNC's Choosing Wisely Challenge 2017

Thanks to those that took the 2017 challenge!

Winning submissions will 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 Delivery
- Brigham & Womens 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

ASNC’s Nuclear Cardiology Choosing Wisely® Challenge builds on the success of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign and its goal to promote conversations between clinicians and patients that help them collaboratively choose care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm and truly necessary. 



Thanks to those that took the 2016 challenge! 

1st Place: An Outpatient Pathway for Chest Pain Visits to the Emergency Department Reduces Length of Stay, Radiation Exposure and Is Patient-Centered, Safe and Cost-Effective.
Authors: Felix Krainski, MD, Besiana Liti, DO and William Lane Duvall, MD, FASNC. View proposal
2nd Place: Education to Reduce Rarely Appropriate Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.
Authors: David E. Winchester, MD, FASNC, David C. Wymer, MD,
Anita Wokhlu, MD, Vicente Taasan, MD, Christian Helfrich, PhD, Susan Stinson, RN, and Rebecca J. Beyth, MD, MSc. View proposal
3rd Place: Revision of Order Entry for Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.
Author: Erica Cohen, DO, MPH. View proposal 

FACULTY: Raymond R. Russell, III, MD, PhD, FASNC
JUDGES: Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC John Held, ABIM Foundation Todd D. Miller, MD Maria G. Sciammarella, MD