Please consider supporting the ASNC Institute for the Advancement of Nuclear Cardiology (IANC) Research Fellowship Award, created to support promising young researchers in the field of nuclear cardiology. 



The mission of the Institute for the Advancement of Nuclear Cardiology (IANC) is to advance the field of nuclear cardiology through the support of research/innovation, promoting the continued development of the essential disciplines and patient education. The IANC was created to support research grants and advance the field of nuclear cardiology. Since 2018, a total of $200,000 in grants have been awarded.

Your pledge to the IANC will enable us to:
  • support research and innovation in nuclear cardiology
  • foster professional talent that will support the advancement and sustainability of the field
  • provide patient education
Nuclear cardiac imaging has been proven to be a clinically effective approach in the diagnosis and prognosis of cardiovascular disease.  ASNC has taken a leadership role in developing and expanding the field.

ASNC is a 501 (c)(3). Donations are tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers per current IRS regulations.

IANC Award Recipient

In 2018, Krishna K. Patel, MD, MSc, was selected as the first recipient of the ASNC/Institute for the Advancement of Nuclear Cardiology (IANC) Research Fellowship Award. Dr. Patel received $50,000 in funding to support an innovative project aimed at helping patients better understand their stress test results and improve their involvement in decision-making. 
 "I am very grateful to ASNC for believing in me so early on in my career and funding me to carry out this work," says Krishna Patel, MD, who is now an assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

"This work sets a foundation for patient-centered reporting of stress tests. I hope ASNC members as well as the larger cardiovascular imaging community will find it useful."
Patel Research Award Winner 2018

Now in JAMA Network Open, the ASNC/IANC-funded research project by Krishna K. Patel, MD, MSc, outlines the components of a patient-centered stress test report. 
Based on qualitative research, the article recommends five themes to incorporate into MPI imaging reports to better meet patients' needs. Dr. Patel and coauthors also outline what they learned from pilot-testing a new patient-centered report design, including how addressing current reporting inadequacies was associated with a greater proportion of patients reading their reports and understanding their future cardiac risk.