ASNC's Choosing Wisely Challenge 2018



ASNC’s Nuclear Cardiology Choosing Wisely® Challenge is a competition designed to help our members:

  • Share your most creative practice innovations and technology solutions 
  • Support the growth of your specialty 
  • Earn cash prizes and advance your career 
"A lot of the objectives of the ASNC Choosing Wisely® campaign greatly appealed to us: The patient-centered approach, enhancing communications with referring physicians, reducing risk, in general, to the patient, really made us want to participate."- Sarah Cuddy, MB, BCh, BAO explaining why Brigham and Women’s Boston participated in ASNC's Choosing Wisely® Challenge.

It 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 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