Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) will host a complimentary half-day symposium on March 28, in Washington DC, dedicated to the latest developments and best practices in clinical applications and technical elements of nuclear cardiology. Also highlighted, will be clinical and multimodality considerations for nuclear cardiology practioners.
The fellowship program, supported by a generous educational grant from Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
"Today’s cardiology fellows are the future of cardiovascular care. These future experts face many challenges as the health care environment continues to evolve including the application of appropriate use of high quality cardiac imaging as part of the cardiac care continuum. As they work to define the future of healthcare, ASNC is working to support efforts to provide value and a patient-centric approach to nuclear cardiac imaging," commented Kathleen Flood, CEO of ASNC.
Nuclear Cardiology practitioners, nuclear medicine and radiology fellows who plan on attending ACC.14, are encouraged to attend.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Recognize the proper application of the ACC/ASNC Appropriate Use Criteria across a variety of patients
- Employ optimal methodology to acquire, process, interpret, and report nuclear cardiology studies
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of new protocols and imaging technologies and how to incorporate these into clinical practice
- Review and improve interpretation skills in standard and emerging technologies in nuclear cardiology
- Recognize how to utilize clinical guidelines to enhance performance, document compliance, and improve clinical management
- Analyze and update the basic physiological approach to stress testing and perfusion imaging
- Review the role of radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease
- Evaluate the role of complementary myocardial imaging techniques
About the Program Chair:
Addressing attendees will be J. Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, MD, FASNC, of King Abdul-Aziz Cardiac Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al-Mallah is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and at King Saudi bin Abdul Aziz University in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia.
Additional faculty presenting will include:
- Patty Reames, CNMT, RT(R), NCT, FASNC--Ohio State University Heart Center
- Prem Soman, MD, FASNC--UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
- Sharmila Dorbala, MD, FASNC--Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Vasken Dilsizian, MD, FASNC--University of Maryland Medical Center
- Ajay Srivastava, MD, FASNC--Stanford University
This event is not part of the official ACC Annual Scientific Session. This event does not qualify for continuing medical education (CME).
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) 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. To visit the website, visit: http://www.asnc.org.