Patient-Centered Imaging: Strategies for Reducing Radiation Dose Levels in Nuclear Cardiology Studies

ASNC Meeting on Demand:
Case-based Online CME/CE Activity
• Earn 1.5 CME/CE Credits
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This is an interactive case-based CME online activity designed to increase learners’ competence on the appropriateness of cardiac imaging testing and the rationale for reducing exposure to ionizing radiation in adults who are at risk for coronary artery disease.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is designed for nuclear cardiologists, technologists, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the field nuclear cardiology.
 
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this online educational activity, participants will be able to:
• Demonstrate the importance of using appropriate use criteria to select the nuclear imaging tests / radiopharmaceuticals that will result in the lowest possible dose of radiation.
• Review factors that influence use of radiation exposure (age, medical condition, etc.)
• Demonstrate techniques, technologies, software applications, and acquisition parameters that will reduce radiation exposure.
 
PROGRAM FACULTY
• Brian G. Abbott, MD, FASNC (Co-Chair) — Rhode Island Cardiology Center / Alpert Medical School of Brown University
• James A. Arrighi, MD, FASNC (Co-Chair) — Rhode Island Hospital / Alpert Medical School of Brown University
• Gordon DePuey, MD, FASNC — St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
• April Mann, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, FASNC — Hartford Hospital
• Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, FASNC — Emory University School of Medicine
• Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD, FASNC — Wayne State University School of Medicine
• Jack A. Ziffer, MD, PhD, FASNC — Baptist Hospital of Miami
 
ACTIVITY PLANNERS
• Brian Abbott, MD (Co-Chair)
• James Arrighi, MD (Co-Chair)
• Cathlin Bowman (ASNC Staff)
• Merideth Phillips
• John Goodale
• Maggie Coe
 
CONTINUING EDUCATION TERM OF APPROVAL
• Activity Release Date: 6/3/2013
• Activity Last Review Date: 11/1/2012
• Activity Expiration Date: 6/3/2016
 
ACCREDITATION & CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
For Physicians: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians. ASNC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For Technologists: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is a recognized provider of Continuing Education (CE) credit for technologists. ASNC’s continuing education credit is accepted by the NMTCB and ARRT. ASNC has approved this course for a maximum of 1.5 ARRT Category A credits for technologists.
 
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT
While offering the CME/CE credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.
 
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
This online activity includes text, graphics, narration, clinical images, and multimedia features. Follow on-screen instructions to explore various case-study scenarios and review the content presented.
 
To receive a statement of credit, you must read, complete, and submit a quiz and evaluation questions. In order to be eligible for CME/CE credits, you must answer 80% of the post-test questions correctly. After successfully completing the post-test and the evaluation form, users will be able to generate a CME/CE certificate.
 
ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE THIS ACTIVITY
The estimated time of completion for this online activity is 1.5 hours. Physicians will be asked to claim the actual amount of time spent on the activity.
 
PRICING
ASNC Member Physician $49
ASNC Non-Member Physician* $79
ASNC Member Technologist $25
ASNC Non-Member Technologist* $35
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
This activity is supported by Astellas Pharma US, Inc., and GE Healthcare.
 
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
ASNC supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please submit a written request at least two weeks before the program date, and ASNC will be glad to assist you with any special needs to make this program accessible to you. Fax your request to the ASNC Education Office at 301-215-7113.
 
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SUPPORT CONTACT INFORMATION
For technical assistance or information, please contact support@cadmiumcd.com or call 877-426-6323. For questions regarding CE content or obtaining CE credit, please contact ASNC at info@asnc.org.