Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 03, 2014
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) will present “Nuclear Cardiology Today: Bringing Value to Your Nuclear Cardiology Lab” program April 25-27, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
This educational event will provide in-depth instruction on the latest practices and new applications in heart failure management, SPECT & PET technology updates, the future of Cardio-Oncology, radiation dose reduction and more. In addition, attendees will learn how to prepare for 2014 challenges surrounding the nuclear cardiology lab, as well as guidance on how to increase value.
This program will increase attendees competence and performance in solving clinical, technical and practical issues facing nuclear cardiology imaging professionals. Participants will be able to gain competence on procedures that reduce radiation dose, apply appropriate use criteria and guidelines when setting-up nuclear cardiology studies, learn the latest advances in software, hardware, new tracers, new applications to enhance diagnostic confidence, as well as the evolving role of multimodality imaging.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Describe recent advances in nuclear cardiology, including SPECT and PET, and evaluate and apply these advances to improve patient care;
- Outline the rationale for stress perfusion imaging and the use of new pharmacologic tracers
- Select patients for nuclear cardiology procedures based on Appropriate Use Criteria;
- Describe radiation reduction methods in nuclear cardiology, including instrumentation software and lower radiation imaging protocols
- Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of other nuclear cardiac imaging procedures and how they can be most effectively incorporated;
- Describe the role of multimodality imaging to enhance patient care
- Review and improve interpretation skills in standard and emerging technologies in nuclear cardiology;
- Employ optimal methodology to interpret and report nuclear cardiology studies;
- Evaluate the potential of new imaging agents, including 123I-mIBG in clinical practice; and
- Describe the role of Image Guide (ASNC Registry) in establishing and documenting uniform QI measures.
Each session includes a panel discussion with elite experts in the nuclear cardiology field.
To register now, and for details on CME and CE credits, click here or visit: click here.
This program is supported in part by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
The American Society for nuclear Cardiology (ASN) is the leader in education, advocacy, and quality in cardiovascular imaging, with more than 4,500 members worldwide. ASNC provides its members with a variety of continuing education programs related to nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), promotes accreditation and certification in nuclear cardiology, establishes standards and guidelines for training and practice and serves as a representative in health policy and the principal advocacy voice for professionals in the field. For the ASNC fact sheet, click here.