Board Exam Prep Course
Sept. 11-12 | Chicago Ill.
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Program Director, Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
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 Include:
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
Production of Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals
Stress Testing, Image Interpretation and Protocols
Technical Aspects of Acquisition and Processing
Gated Perfusion SPECT
Radionuclide Ventricular Function Imaging
Instrumentation Quality Control
The Basics of Radiation Safety
Assessment of Myocardial Viability, Including PET
In addition, there will be four practice tests.
View Board Prep Agenda
Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
Director Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography, Division of Cardiology,
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Henry Ford Hospital
Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD, FACC, FAHA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
E. Gordon DePuey, MD, MASNC
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
New York, N.Y.
Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, FASNC
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Robert Pagnanelli, BSRT(R)(N), CNMT, NCT, FASNC
Duke Regional Hospital
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FASNC, FACC, FRCP (UK)
UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
Raymond Taillefer, MD, FRCP, ABNM
Hospital du Haut-Richelieu
E. Lindsey Tauxe, CNMT, MEd, FASNC
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jason Tavel, PhD, DABR
Astarita Associates, Inc.
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.