Practice Points

For years, ASNC has been a leader in establishing the value of nuclear cardiology in the imaging community. ASNC “Practice Points" are easily accessible fact sheets for everyday use that typically summarize clinical publications. Practice Points are available in PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in for your Web browser.

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PET Protocol Series: 
(Released 2018)
Positron Emission Tomography Assessment of Myocardial Viability​
Positron Emission Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging​
Positron Emission Tomography Assessment of Cardiovascular Inflammation​

Stress Protocols and Tracers Series:
(Released December 2016)
Exercise Stress Testing
Pharmacologic Stress Testing - Adenosine
Pharmacologic Stress Testing – Dipyridamole
Pharmacologic Stress Testing – Dobutamine
Pharmacological Stress Testing - Regadenoson
99m Technetium-Pyrophosphate Imaging for Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis (open to public for limited time)
(Released February, 2016)

Evaluating Appropriateness for Cardiac Computed Tomography 
(Released December 23, 2011)
Single Photon-Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
(Released September 15, 2010; Updated August 15, 2011)
PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
(Released July 8, 2010; Updated August 15, 2011)
Cardiac F-18 FDG PET
(Released June 1, 2010; Updated August 15, 2011)
Evaluating Appropriateness for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging
(Released September 14, 2009; Updated August 15, 2011)
Reporting of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Tests
(Released August 3, 2009; Updated August 15, 2011)
Pharmacologic and Exercise Stress Tests
(Released July 1, 2009; Updated August 15, 2011)
Publication and distribution of these documents are made possible by corporate support from Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Bracco Diagnostics Inc., Covidien, GE Healthcare, and Lantheus Medical Imaging.  Corporate supporters are not involved in the creation or review of information contained in Practice Points.