Welcome to #PatientFirst

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

ASNC's Executive Council published a "Statement of Principles on the Issue of Multimodality Imaging" in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology (JNC).  

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

ASNC’s #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 in order 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 and quality initiatives, advocacy efforts, and communications. 

ASNC is #PatientFirst

How To Get Involved
1. 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…” 
Watch the, “Choosing the Best Test for Your Patient in a Multimodality Imaging Environment: Experts Debate Real-World Cases” webinar and earn free CME.

3. Register for ASNC2021 to attend the “Imaging the CAD Spectrum” featured #PatientFirst program

Access the #PatientFirst Tool Kit - ASNC Member Exclusive

  • Letter Templates for Referrers and Payers - Download now!

  • Test Selection Guide - Coming Soon

  • Chest Pain Testing Cheat Sheet - Coming Soon

  • OnDemand Webinars - Coming Soon

  • User-friendly Patient Education Tools - Coming Soon

  • Much more 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

Download and Share on Social Media

  • Share why YOU are a #PatientFirst Imager with your video! Be sure to state, "I'm a #PatientFirst Imager because..."

    Upload your short video (20 seconds or less) 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 these images 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.

Additional #PatientFirst Resources

#PatientFirst Partners

Media Inquiries

Contact: Jennifer Taylor Howell, Director of Marketing