Clinical Guidelines and Quality Standards Documents

ASNC is committed to documenting and providing evidence-based standards for the field of nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular CT. ASNC served as the author or co-author on each of the clinical guidelines and position statements listed below. The date shown with each guideline or statement reflects the most recent date of approval or endorsement. Clinical guidelines that pertain to our educational activities are also listed below. For clinical documents related to nuclear cardiology training (such as COCATS) 


Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, MASNC,
co-author of the ASNC/AHA/ASE/EANM/HFSA/ISA/SCMR/SNMMI Expert Consensus Recommendations For Multimodality Imaging in Cardiac Amyloidosis:
Part 1 of 2—Evidence base and standardized methods of imaging
Part 2 of 2—Diagnostic criteria and appropriate utilization
Imaging Guidelines for Nuclear Cardiology Procedures
Relevant protocols developed through evidence- or consensus-based standards for the field of Nuclear Cardiology. Introduction

Appropriate Use Criteria
Statements that denote when it is appropriate to perform a medical service or procedure, with the expectation that the benefits of such a service or procedure significantly outweigh the potential risks

Preferred Practice Statements
A set of predominantly forward-looking statements focusing on the goals of Nuclear Cardiology Imaging

Information Statements
Educational tools comprised of systematic reviews of clinical concepts and scientific evidence that serve as a resource to advise clinicians

Position Statements
A set of statements that serve as an expression of ASNC’s stance on specific practice, policy, or professional issues

Other ASNC Documents

Other Clinical Guidelines

Joint Society Statements 
Public statements on issues within the field of Cardiology that are supported by multiple professional societies and experts

Archived Documents

ASNC/SNMMI Model Coverage Policy: Myocardial sympathetic innervation imaging: Iodine~123 meta-iodobenzylguanidine (123I~mIBG) - 2015
Developing an Action Plan for Patient Radiation Safety in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine - 2012
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography - 2010
Stress Protocols and Tracers - 2009
Conference Proceedings from the 9th Nuclear Cardiology Invitational Conference - 2008
Clinical Competence Statement on Cardiac Imaging with Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance - 2005
(Click here for the correction posted online November 23, 2009)
A Report of the ASNC Task Force on Women and Heart Disease - 2003
A Suspected Acute Ischemic Syndromes in the Emergency Department or Chest Pain Center - 2002
ASNC Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest (COI) With Industry and Other Entities
Appendix A Chart: ASNC Risk Assessment & Automatic COI Resolutions