Special Interest Highlights


Must-See Sessions by Track:

Effective Use of Multimodality Imaging in Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Debate: Complementary Role of Myocardial Perfusion and Coronary Anatomy
Intermediate Risk Patient with Chest Pain: What’s the Best Test?
Multimodality Imaging Following Nuclear Imaging: When is it Helpful?
PET Highlights
So You Think You Want to Start a CV PET Program?
Steps to Get Started
Read with the Experts
Tracers and Protocols
Essentials of Radionuclide Imaging
Back to the Future: New Technologies
Cardiac Stress Testing: Who, When, Where, How and Why
Understanding CT in PET and SPECT CT
New Developments in Nuclear Cardiology
Nuts and Bolts of Nuclear Cardiology
Volume to Value: Politics, Economics and Practice Aspects
Taking Action on Quality in Imaging
Read with the Experts/Cases
ED: Pre-op and Risk Stratification
Heart Failure: Initial Presentation-Diagnosis, Prognosis or Both
Imaging Myocardial Blood Flow: Challenging the “Gold Standard”

CV Service Line and Practice Executives

So You Think You Want to Start a Cardiovascular PET Program?
Steps to Get Started
Read with the Experts
Tracers and Protocols
Health Care Reform: The New Environment - Joint session with MedAxiom
Training and CE for NC Laboratory Staff: Insights from the IAC
Imaging Arrhythmogenesis: Bringing Nuclear Cardiology to the EP Lab
Volume to Value: Politics, Economics and Practice Aspects 
I have Old SPECT Camera and Want an Upgrade: Options and Costs? 
Debates: Class of the Giants –
PET/MR Cutting Edge Technology or a “White Elephant”
Pro: The Added Value is Worth the Added Cost
Con: Added Cost but no Added Value
Special Breakfast Symposium “AUC: Debating the Right Patient, Right Test at the Right Time” *This activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma US., Inc.


EANM and ASNC: Hybrid Imaging in 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm 
Moderator: Stephen R Underwood, London, United Kingdom
1:30PM Case Presentation - a European Perspective- Parthiban Arumugam, Manchester, United Kingdom
1:40 pm What Does CAC Add to Nuclear Cardiology - Philipp A. Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland
2:05 pm Reducing radiation exposure in the era of CZT cameras - Tali Sharir - Ramat Gan, Israel

Latin America: Growing applications of Nuclear Cardiology in Latin America
Friday, September 18, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Moderator: Erick Alexanderson, Mexico City, Mexico and Fernando Mut, Montevideo, Uruguay
2:45 pm Case Presentation - "What is the Role of Multimodality Imaging in our Clinical Practice?" - Maria Cecilia Ziadi, Rosario, Argentina
2:55 pm "New Hardwares and Softwares in Nuclear Cardiology: How Do They Affect Our Practice?" - Ronaldo Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3:20 pm "Chagas Heart Disease" – Jose Marin-Neto, Brazil

Middle East and Africa: Imaging the Diabetic Patient
Friday, September 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderator: Adel H. Allam, Al Qahira, Egypt, Gregory S. Thomas, Long Beach, CA
4:00 pm "PET Myocardial Viability of Diabetic Patients in the Middle East" - Anwar Al. Banna - Kuwait City, Kuwait
4:10 pm "What is the Best Modality to Risk Stratify a Diabetic Patient?" - Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4:35 pm "Screening Asymptomatic Diabetics: Should We Do It in 2015" - Ahmed A Aaty, Alexandria, Egypt

Asia: Advances in Nuclear Cardiology
Friday, September 18, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Moderator: Vikram R Lele, Mumbai, India
5:15 pm "SPECT Myocardial Blood Flow Quantitation" - Felix Keng, Singapore
5:25 pm “Important Roles of Nuclear Cardiology in Cardiac Sarcoidosis”- Keiichiro Yoshinaga, Chiba, Japan
5:50 pm “SPECT and PET Imaging in Non-Ischemic Heart Diseases” - Zuo-Xiang He, Beijing, China

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