Welcome to PatientFirst

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

NEW - Chest Pain Webinar Series

CardiOhio Podcast with guest stars Dennis Calnon, MD, MASNC, and Paul Cremer, MD in "Putting the Chest Pain Guidelines into Practice: Practical Tips from Imaging Experts

Watch: ASNC Town Hall: Focus on Chest Pain

Download: "Imaging in Chest Pain: A Checklist", a guide to a patient-first approach for the evaluation and diagnosis of chest pain

Download: American Medical Association™ Toolkit for Physicians: Preparing for Implementation of the No Surprises Act


Editorial: "ASNC's Thoughts on the AHA/ACC Chest Pain Guidelines"

President’s Message:  The Often-overlooked Elements of PatientFirst Imaging: Focus on Optimal Quality, Including Up-to-date Protocols and Equipment

"Statement of Principles on the Issue of Multimodality Imaging" 

Press Release: "Cardiovascular Imaging Organizations Denounce Test Substitution, Outline Principles for Patient-centered Noninvasive Testing"

A Policy Statement on Cardiovascular Test Substitution and Authorization: Principles of Patient-Centered Noninvasive Testing

Order Your PatientFirst T-shirt

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. 

How To Get Involved

 Download the
 "I'm a #PatientFirst Imager" graphic to add to your Twitter profile

2. Upload and share a video on social media using the theme, “I’m a #PatientFirst Imager because…” 
3. Watch the, “Choosing the Best Test for Your Patient in a Multimodality Imaging Environment: Experts Debate Real-World Cases” webinar and earn free CME.

Access the PatientFirst Tool Kit - ASNC Member Exclusive

Join ASNC to access this special member benefit today!

  • Letter Template for Referrers and Payers Addressing Cardiovascular Test Selection - Download now!

  • Test Selection Guide - Coming Soon

  • User-friendly Patient Education Tools - Coming Soon

  • Much more is coming!

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

Download and Share on Social Media

  • Upload a short video (20 seconds or less) of why YOU are a #PatientFirst Imager to Twitter and tag @MyASNC so we can retweet! Don't forget to use #PatientFirst in all of your posts.
    Not on Twitter? You can also upload your video to Facebook or LinkedIn

  • Use the images below as your profile header and/or as a social post.

Twitter Header

Post as a Tweet


Choosing the Best Test for Your Patient in a Multimodality Imaging Environment: Experts Debate Real-World Cases OnDemand Webinar

Watch as experts debate how to choose the right tests for the right patients at the right time with six real-world cases. Earn 1.5 free CME credits.

PatientFirst Partners - Become a PatientFirst Champion!

Contact: Megan LaVine, Director of Industry and Development

Media Inquiries

Contact: Jennifer Taylor Howell, Director of Marketing