ASNC Announces Release of the New Chinese Translation of the Single Photon Emission Computed Technology (SPECT) Guideline

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The Chinese translation of the SPECT 2010 Guideline provides important information to nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, cardiologists, internal medicine physicians and technologists in their native language.

The Chinese translation of this guideline released by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) provides important information to nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, cardiologists, internal medical physicians and technologists in their native language. This translated version is a collaboration of ASNC and the Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (CSNM).

“I am pleased with the collaboration between ASNC and CNSM on this important translation of the Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) guideline”, said Dr. Brian Abbott, ASNC President and an author of the original English version. “Dr. Yaming Li and CSNM have been instrumental in the undertaking of this project and this Chinese translation will expand our educational outreach to physicians in China.”

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. During the past two decades major strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Nuclear Cardiology has played a pivotal role in establishing the diagnosis of heart disease and in the assessment of disease extent and the prediction of outcomes in the setting of coronary artery disease.

Dr. Yaming Li, President of CSNM, said “After decades in development, nuclear cardiology has become a mature branch of clinical nuclear medicine, with gains and acceptance in clinical practice. I am sure that this Chinese version guideline on MPI will definitively play an important role in the development of Chinese nuclear cardiology.”

The SPECT Chinese guideline will be posted on the official websites of CSNM and ASNC, and physicians and technologists in China can freely download the document and use it as a daily reference in their practice. Also, CSNM has a yearly continuing education program on MPI and nuclear cardiologists will use this guideline as a teaching tool for the students.

This new guideline will be highlighted at the 60th Anniversary of Nuclear Medicine in China conference that will be held in Xi’an from May 20 – 23, 2016. Dr. Abbott will be presenting on the topic of "Nuclear Cardiology: Applications in Clinical Practice”.

Grant support for the Chinese translation was provided by INVIA Medical Imaging Solutions but they did not have any educational or editorial input into the content of this guideline.

To download the Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography 2010 guideline (Chinese version), go to

About ASNC
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) is the recognized leader in quality, education, advocacy and standards in cardiovascular imaging, with nearly 4,000 members worldwide. ASNC is the only society dedicated solely to advocacy issues that impact the field of nuclear cardiology and is working with success to influence regulations to fight onerous private health plan policies -- adverting reimbursement declines and fighting for improved payment and coverage. ASNC is dedicated to continuous quality improvement, education and patient-centered imaging, illustrating the ongoing commitment as a leader in the field of nuclear imaging and improving patient outcomes. ASNC establishes standards for excellence in cardiovascular imaging through the development of clinical guidelines, professional education, advocacy and research development. ASNC’s members are comprised of cardiologists, radiologists, physicians, scientists, technologists, imaging specialists and other professionals committed to the science and practice of nuclear cardiology.

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