Board Exam Prep Course

This course is designed for physicians preparing for the certification or recertification exam in nuclear cardiology, as well as physicians interested in a broad review in nuclear cardiology topics.The overall goal of this activity is to enhance physician competence by providing a comprehensive review of the CBNC blueprint exam in nuclear cardiology, including the most up-to-date information, developments, treatment protocols, methodology, and best test for the right patient at the right time to optimize patient outcomes in their nuclear cardiology practice.

CBNC and Board Exam Prep Course Updates
CBNC states they will begin accepting applications June 1 for the CBNC exam Nov 10–Dec 3, 2020.
ASNC will hold the Board Prep Course in September, either as a live course as planned or virtually, if necessary. 

Need a study resource now? Order 2019 Board Prep Meeting OnDemand
This online program contains 19 hours of recorded presentations from ASNC's 2019 Board Exam Prep Course and offers 19 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and 19 ABIM Part II medical knowledge MOC points. CME credits expire September 11, 2020, but you may access the activity as a study tool until September 2021.


Program Director, Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC

Sept. 23-24, 2020

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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 live activity for 19* 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 19* 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.

*Subject to Change

Program Highlights

  • Core didactics for Boards
  • Read with the Experts, PET and SPECT
  • Focused Topics: PYP Imaging and Interpretation
    of Non-Cardiac Findings Case Based
  • 4 mock exams
  • Discounted rates on Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep 2020 On Demand
  • Opportunity for self-assessment with Audience Response System
Board Prep Course

Program Objectives

The primary objectives of the course are to enable participants to:
  • Appraise knowledge of physics and instrumentation associated with nuclear imaging
  • Explain image acquisition and processing, including artifacts
  • Describe risk stratification
  • Integrate radiation safety standards into professional practice
  • Discuss the use of nuclear imaging in assessment viability
  • Interpret perfusion images, including PET and ventricular function imaging
  • Utilize perfusion imaging in the assessment, diagnosis and response to therapy in CAD patients and special populations

Presentation Topics

  • Physics (PET and SPECT)
  • Production of Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Instrumentation (PET and SPECT)
  • Stress Testing, Image Interpretation and Protocols
  • SPECT Viability
  • Risk Stratification
  • Technical Aspects of Acquisition and Processing
  • Gated Perfusion SPECT
  • Radionuclide Ventricular Function Imaging
  • Artifact Recognition
  • Instrumentation Quality Control
  • The Basics of Radiation Safety
  • Assessment of Myocardial Viability, Including PET
  • PYP Imaging
  • Interpretation of Non-Cardiac Findings

Program Director


Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
Director Nuclear Cardiology/Cardiac PET, Division of Cardiology,
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Henry Ford Hospital


Jamieson M. Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC 
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

James A. Case, PhD 
Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies
Kansas City, MO

Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD, FACC, FAHA 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

C. David Cooke, MSEE 
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

E. Gordon DePuey, MD, MASNC     
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
New York, NY

Robert Pagnanelli, BSRT(R)(N), CNMT, NCT, FASNC        
Duke Regional Hospital
Durham, NC

Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FASNC, FACC, FRCP (UK)  
UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Raymond Taillefer, MD, FRCP, ABNM       
Hospital du Haut-Richelieu
Quebec, Canada

Jason Tavel, PhD, DABR     
Astarita Associates, Inc.
Smithtown, NY


ASNC has received the highest level of recognition, Accreditation with Commendation, from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to CME providers that demonstrate compliance in all aspects of accreditation requirements and for demonstrating exemplary engagement with the environment in support of physician learning and physician quality improvement.