ASNC Association News


ASNC’s new position statement identifies 5 situations where PET is recommended

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2016

Two new documents published jointly by ASNC and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging assess the value and quality of myocardial perfusion PET imaging. Nuclear cardiology and medicine specialists, technologists and other healthcare providers can use the complementary ASNC Imaging Guidelines/SNMMI Procedure Standard for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Nuclear Cardiology Procedures and Position Statement on the Clinical Indications for Myocardial Perfusion PET to guide appropriate care. View and download PET resources.


Time to play "What Is This Image?"

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2016

Each issue of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology (JNC) will feature an image open for your interpretation. Submit your interpretation for a chance to win an ASNC Gift Pack and be entered into a drawing for the grand prize of registration to the ASNC’s Annual Scientific Session... Submit by Sept. 13.


Monday: ImageGuide Registry Information Session

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

Join us Monday online for our ImageGuide Registry Information Session at 2 p.m. Eastern time. ASNC Registry Oversight Committee Chair Peter Tilkemeier, MD, MMM, FASNC, and ASNC staff will present need-to-know information about the changing US health care environment and answer your questions about how ImageGuide Registry participation can help you succeed. Register now for free.


2016 ASNC Committee volunteer applications now being accepted

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

ASNC volunteer opportunities bring together an exclusive group of leaders, from all levels, to explore the many facets of our unique society. Committee work is essential to ASNC, and the Chairs routinely report to the Executive Council and the Board of Directors. ASNC relies on its members to provide volunteer leadership and support for its programs, events, and services. Deadline is Sept. 16. Make the most out of your ASNC membership and volunteer today!


ASNC announces new PET position statement and new PET clinical guidelines

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2016

Two documents developed jointly by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) highlighting myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography (PET) were recently e-published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. Myocardial perfusion PET imaging is increasingly used because of its high diagnostic accuracy, low radiation exposure, short image acquisition time, strong prognostic power and quantification of myocardial blood flow. Read more.


Hotel rooms are booking fast for ASNC2016!

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2016

As the only professional organization dedicated to the dynamic specialty of nuclear cardiology, ASNC offers an Annual Meeting that addresses emerging research, new technology and advances in treatment. This year, we'll offer a special focus on PET imaging and how to start your own PET program, expanded coverage of multimodality imaging and important updates in health policy that are driving payment changes. Register and book your hotel today!


ASNC comments on proposal to expand role of VHA nurses

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

In comments submitted to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) last month, ASNC stressed the importance of comprehensive, specialized training pursuant to both COCATS and Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements that all clinicians should receive before interpreting images for patient care. Responding to a proposal that would give VHA-employed advanced practice registered nurse (APRNs) full practice authority, ASNC acknowledged the challenges the VHA faces in providing high-quality, timely care to veterans and removing barriers to access but emphasized that care must be provided by highly skilled professionals who have specialized training. Read ASNC's comments.


Announcing the Nuclear Cardiology Choosing Wisely Challenge finalists

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

ASNC challenged the nuclear cardiology community to share solutions supporting its goal of ensuring patients get the right test at the right time. The Society's first Nuclear Cardiology Choosing Wisely Challenge drew a range of creative, original and implementable proposals from nuclear cardiology teams from across the US. A panel of judges has narrowed the field to three contestants whose proposals earned them the opportunity to compete face-to-face next month at ASNC's 2016 Scientific Sessions for a cash prize. Read more and vote.


Join ASNC's ImageGuide Registry Info Session on Aug. 22

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 15, 2016

Join us for our upcoming ImageGuide Registry Information Session on Monday, Aug. 22, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. ASNC Registry Oversight Committee Chair Peter Tilkemeier, MD, MMM, FASNC, and ASNC staff will present need-to-know information about the changing US health care environment and answer your questions about how ImageGuide Registry participation can help you succeed. Register now for free.


Newly updated guideline for positron emission tomography (PET) nuclear cardiology procedures

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 10, 2016

An updated joint American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) imaging guideline and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) procedure standard for positron emission tomography (PET) nuclear cardiology procedures has just been published addressing the areas of PET myocardial perfusion and metabolism clinical imaging. The new guideline provides imaging guidelines for physicians and technologists who are qualified to practice nuclear cardiology. View now.


Earn valuable CME/CEs with the ASNC Journal

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 10, 2016

Each issue of ASNC's Journal of Nuclear Cardiology features an article designated for continuing education (CE/CME) credit, a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians and a maximum of 1 ARRT Category A credits for technologists. ASNC members: No charge; non-members: $50.00. Access Journal CME/CE articles.


5 colleagues share their excitement about the upcoming ASNC2016

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 08, 2016

This year, the 21st Annual Scientific Session will offer a special focus on PET imaging, expanded coverage of multimodality imaging and important updates in health policy that are driving payment changes. As one member put it, "ASNC's annual meeting provides a stimulating learning environment and great opportunities for networking." Join us Sept. 22-25 at ASNC2016 in Boca Raton, Fla. Register now.


View webinars on your time schedule

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 03, 2016

Visit the ASNC archived webinar library to view previously recorded webinars -- many award CME/CE credits. Plus, earn and track all your CME/CEs online with the ASNC Learning Center.


Prep for the nuclear cardiology board exam in sunny Florida this September

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 03, 2016

ASNC will offer its Nuclear Cardiology Board Examination Course Sept. 21-22 in Boca Raton, Fla. This course covers Physics, Instrumentation, Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals, Stress Testing, Risk Stratification, Acquisition and Processing, Gated Perfusion SPECT, Radionuclide Ventricular Function Imaging, Artifact Recognition, Assessment of Myocardial Viability and Radiation Safety. In addition, there will be four practice exams to test your knowledge. Learn more and register.


2 MOC opportunities at ASNC2016

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 01, 2016

Attendees of the 21st Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC2016) can earn valuable MOC Part II points by attending one or both of the following sessions: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) MOC Module 1 (developed in 2014) and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 2016 Update in Cardiovascular Disease Module. Each session will award 10 ABIM MOC points. Although attendance to these sessions is complimentary for ASNC2016 attendees, space is limited. Reserve your seat today!


New imaging guideline for the management of cardiac complications with cancer therapy patients

ASNC SmartBrief | Aug 01, 2016

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) published a new guideline this month that provides cardiologists, cardiac imaging specialists, cardio-oncologists and oncologists with a comprehensive resource for understanding how nuclear cardiac imaging may be used in the diagnosis, prevention and management of cardiovascular implications of cancer therapy. Read more and download the new guideline.




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