Cardiac PET

The Cardiac PET Resource Center offers curated resources to enhance your learning and training.


PET Cases


Clinical Applications of PET Imaging:
Improving Patient Care One Case at a Time 

A new case will be released every month to help advance knowledge and improve patient care. Follow @MyASNC and #CVNuc on Twitter and join the conversation with your colleagues and the authors.

NEW - Members now have exclusive access to the PET case archives.

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Upcoming Meetings



PET Clinical Guidelines and Quality Standards Documents



Practice Points (member-only resource: Log-in to access)

  • Positron Emission Tomography Assessment of Myocardial Viability

  • PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

  • Cardiac F-18 FDG PET


Information and Position Statements


Quick Reference Guides




This document is intended as a model coverage policy for cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) imaging studies and delineates under which clinical situations such a study is indicated. This document examines a variety of patient clinical indications and symptoms which support the use of cardiac PET by cross-referencing the indication with the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for radionuclide studies developed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) in 2005 and subsequently revised in 2009. In addition, the use of cardiac PET in patients with the indications delineated in the policy is supported by references to an abundance of the literature in the provided scenarios. Finally, we have provided the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 codes which correlate to each of the indications to demonstrate which codes, or ranges of codes, are appropriate for each clinical indication.

PET Database


​Visit our curated database of published references put together by a team of experts to support the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Joint Position Statement on the Clinical Indications for Myocardial Perfusion PET.

Supplemental Resources 

Looking for cardiac PET case studies to enhance your learning? The Cardiovascular PET Committee wants you to take advantage of our latest resource

Gary Heller, MD, PhD, MASNC 
On behalf of the ASNC Cardiovascular PET Committee welcome to "Clinical Applications of Cardiovascular PET Imaging." These cases, developed and reviewed by members of the Cardiovascular PET Committee are intended to cover contemporary everyday cardiovascular PET imaging and highlight how the results make a difference in patient care. The cases will be posted on a regular basis. Watch your ASNC newsletter posting of new cases and follow us on Twitter @MyASNC.

Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD, FASNC

Cardiovascular PET Imaging is now in the forefront of Nuclear Cardiovascular Imaging. We hope "Clinical Applications of Cardiovascular PET Imaging" will assist the reader in gaining knowledge in the value of PET imaging under a variety of indications and clinical scenarios. As each case becomes available on the website, we encourage you to communicate with your colleagues and the authors regarding aspects of the case you find intriguing, either through Twitter or Facebook. Your feedback is important in the evolution of this initiative.