Nuclear Cardiology Virtual Boot Camp for Fellows-in-Training

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Featured Topics

Nuclear physics and instrumentation; stress testing protocols; image interpretation and reporting; CAD testing; appropriate use and application; cardiac PET; SPECT artifacts; and cardiac amyloidosis imaging. 


This program is offered to ASNC Fellow-in-Training Members for FREE. Nonmembers can register for $30.

Program Director


Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC
Cook County Health



Monday, May 24, 2021 – 6:00-7:45 pm (ET)  Session 1: Moderator – Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH
Session Lecture Faculty
6:00 pm Nuclear Physics and Instrumentation James Case, PhD
6:30 pm Stress Testing Protocols Nishant Shah, MD
7:00 pm Image Interpretation and Reporting Suman Tandon, MD
7:30 pm Review Questions and Adjourn Saurabh Malhotra, MD
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 -  6:00-7:45 pm (ET) Session 2: Moderator – Saurabh Malhotra, MD
6:00 pm Testing for CAD: Appropriate Use vs. Appropriate Application Prem Soman, MD, PhD
6:30 pm Image Interpretation: Low risk and High-risk Features Rami Doukky, MD
7:00 pm Cases and Discussion Drs. Doukky and Soman
7:30 pm Review Questions and Adjourn Saurabh Malhotra, MD
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:00-7:45 pm (ET) Session 3: Moderator – Saurabh Malhotra, MD
6:00 pm PET MPI: Performance and Interpretation Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD
6:30 pm PET Imaging of Viability and Inflammation Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD
7:00 pm Cases and discussion Drs. Al-Mallah and Chareonthaitawee
7:30 pm Review Questions and Adjourn Saurabh Malhotra, MD
Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:00-7:45 pm (ET) Session 4: Moderator – Saurabh Malhotra, MD
6:00 pm SPECT Artifacts Gordon DePuey, MD
6:30 pm Imaging Cardiac Amyloidosis Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH
7:00 pm Cases and Discussion Drs. DePuey and Malhotra
7:30 pm Review Questions and Adjourn Saurabh Malhotra, MD

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the proper application of the ACC/ASNC AUC across a variety of patients
  • Employ optimal methodology to acquire, process, interpret, and report nuclear cardiology studies
  • Evaluate the benefits and risks of new protocols and imaging technologies and how to incorporate these into clinical practice
  • Review and improve interpretation skills in standard and emerging technologies in nuclear cardiology
  • Recognize how to utilize clinical practice guidelines to enhance performance, document compliance, and improve clinical management Analyze and update the basic physiological approach to stress testing and perfusion imaging
  • Review the role of radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging in the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease
  • Evaluate the role of complementary myocardial imaging techniques including cardiovascular computed tomography

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc.