Welcome to the PatientFirst Resource Center

Your headquarters for educational materials, resources, and how to declare yourself a PatientFirst Imager.

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What is PatientFirst?

ASNC’s PatientFirst campaign is a multi-stage, multifaceted initiative designed to positively impact the conversation about test selection for patients with suspected or confirmed cardiovascular conditions. 

Our overarching goal is to ensure that patients receive the right test(s) to address the specific clinical question important for managing their care.

We’ll accomplish this goal by providing you and your team with the resources and tools to become the best imager you can be, offer support to your referring colleagues, and be an effective advocate for patient-centered imaging.

Watch the Announcement from ASNC President
Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC, and
President-elect Dennis Calnon, MD, MASNC

Patient First is in ASNC's DNA


PatientFirst Imaging initiative is based on the principle that no specific test should be considered a first-line test, but rather every diagnostic imaging recommendation should be based on appropriate use and centered on the patient to provide the best clinical information to guide management decisions. We view this initiative as critical to informing multimodality imaging and supporting today’s cardiovascular imaging professionals.

Going forward, PatientFirst will be centric to all ASNC education, clinical documents, quality initiatives, advocacy efforts, and communications. 

Access the PatientFirst Tool Kit 

Watch These OnDemand PatientFirst Presentations 

Nuclear Cardiology and CT in 2021
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC

ICNC-CT Keynote
Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC

Quality Cardiac Testing and the Evolution of AUC
David Wolinsky MD, MS, FASNC 
and Larry Phillips, MD, FASNC

A Mandate for Appropriate Use Criteria,
What it Means for You

David Winchester, MD, MS, FASNC
and Rami Doukky, MD, FASNC

Additional PatientFirst Resources

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