Nuclear Cardiology Today


April 20-22, 2018Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel 


Registration Rates

Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
5300 N River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

This two-and-a-half day interactive course for physicians, technologists and other healthcare professionals provides the latest updates in nuclear cardiology imaging. As an attendee, you will increase your knowledge and competency in solving clinical, technical and practical issues facing nuclear cardiology imaging professionals.

“Attendees appreciate that they can bring their questions and problems—the things that are keeping them up at night—to NC Today and take home solutions that have worked for our renowned faculty as well as for attendees from labs a lot like theirs.” -Dr. Wolinsky, NC Today Co-Director 


ASNC designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians, and a maximum of 18.75 ARRT Category A credits for technologists.*  


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Here are just a few of the questions Nuclear Cardiology Today will cover in 2018:
  • How can my team adapt to optimize reimbursement considering the latest MACRA updates, especially CMS’s decision to begin evaluating MIPS-participating physicians based on cost in 2018? 
  • How can we optimize our imaging protocols?  
  • What’s the best way to evaluate ER patients cost-effectively?
  • How can we minimize the prior approval burden
  • How can software and hardware be used to reduce radiation exposure? 
  • What are the best applications for cardiac PET
  • How are others approaching patients who have a calcium score of zero and recurrent chest pain
  • What is the next step for patients with equivocal SPECT MPI
  • What should you do if your patient is scheduled for a vasodilator stress test but drank a cup of coffee 6 hour ago? 

Featured Sessions:

The Future of Cardiac Imaging- James Udelson, MD – Chief of Cardiology, Tufts-New England Medical Center 

Is There a Role for Imaging to Assess the Efficacy of Dietary and Lifestyle Modification? Kim A. Williams, MD, MASNC, Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center

Just for Technologists on Saturday Morning!
The Importance of Quality in Nuclear Cardiology- What is the Technologist Role? Moderators: April Mann, MBA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), MASNC and Robert Pagnanelli, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, FASNC


Course Directors:

Dennis A. Calnon, MD, MASNC, Ohio Health Heart & Vascular Physicians, Columbus OH
David G. Wolinsky, MD, MASNC, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL


Ron Blankstein, MD, FASNC
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH
Baptist Health South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Camille S. Bonta
Summit Health Care Consulting, Washington, DC
Robert A. Pagnanelli, CNMT, RT(N)(R), NCT, FASNC
Duke University Medical Center, Hillsborough, NC
Rami Doukky, MD, FASNC
Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, IL
Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC
St Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Kansas City, MO
W. Lane Duvall, MD
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Julius Torelli, MD
eviCore Healthcare, Franklin, TN
Wael A. Jaber, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
James E. Udelson, MD, MASNC
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston MA
April Mann, MBA, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, FASNC
Hartford Hospital, South Hadley, MA
Kim A. Williams, MD, MASNC
Rush University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Mathew S. Maurer, MD
New York Presbyterian, New York, NY

Year after year, attendees praise the NC Today program for its focus on delivering practical information to run a quality practice and its interactive approach to learning.
Among 2017 survey respondents who attended the 2½-day program
held in Chicago last spring —
94% said: All or most of Nuclear Cardiology Today content was USEFUL.
91% rated Nuclear Cardiology Today: EXCELLENT or VERY GOOD.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Jubilant DraxImage, Inc.

Corporate sponsorship and exhibit opportunities

*credits subject to change

ASNC has received the highest level of recognition, Accreditation with Commendation, from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to CME providers that demonstrate compliance in all aspects of accreditation requirements and for demonstrating exemplary engagement with the environment in support of physician learning and physician quality improvement.