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  • Best Practices for Technologists

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/21/2018

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) bring you the second in a series of complimentary webinars. These webinars are designed to provide the best practices in Nuclear Cardiology to cardiologists, radiologists, technologists and nuclear medicine physicians.

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) bring you the second in a series of complimentary webinars on Wednesday, June 20th at 9:00 PM (PT). These webinars are designed to provide the best practices in Nuclear Cardiology to cardiologists, radiologists, technologists and nuclear medicine physicians.

    Faculty:

    E. Gordon DePuey, M.D., MASNC
    Director of Nuclear Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and West Hospitals
    Clinical Professor of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY

    Jereme Morley, CNMT, R.T. (CT)
    Chief Technologist, Nuclear Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital New York, NY

    No CME or CE credit is provided.

  • Quality & Nuclear Cardiology: Importance to Technologists

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/26/2018

    ASNC is pleased to offer a webinar for technologists on Quality & Nuclear Cardiology: Importance to Technologists. Attendees will be provided an understanding of what quality means in the current healthcare environment.

    ASNC is pleased to offer a webinar for technologists on Quality & Nuclear Cardiology: Importance to Technologists. Attendees will be provided an understanding of what quality means in the current healthcare environment.

    Objectives:
    This informative 60-minute webinar will help you:

    1.       Discuss the basic principles and theory of quality in healthcare
    2.       Discuss how quality is applied to imaging procedures
    3.       Discuss the humanistic factors affecting quality
    4.       Discuss the role of the nuclear medicine technologist in achieving a high quality interpretable image to drive patient care, outcomes and treatment

    Audience:
    This webinar is designed for imaging professionals interested in the best practices and latest research available in the field of nuclear cardiology.

    Program Chair
    April Mann, MBA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), MASNC, FSNMMI-TS

    System Quality Manager
    Heart and Vascular Institute
    Hartford Healthcare Corporation
    Hartford, CT

    Planners
    April Mann, MBA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), MASNC, FSNMMI-TS
    Wendy Passerell, ASNC Staff

    Reviewer
    April Mann, MBA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), MASNC, FSNMMI-TS

    Disclosure Policy
    As an accredited provider of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) adheres to the ACCME’s 2004 Standards for Commercial Support.  In compliance with these standards, it is ASNC’s policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific merit in all of its educational activities through the disclosure of relevant financial relationship with commercial companies and resolution of conflicts of interest.  The financial interest or relationships requiring disclosure are outlined in ASNC’s CME Conflict of Interest Policy. All planners, reviewers and presenters involved with this activity were required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology has reviewed this activity’s faculty disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest through a peer review process.

    The following faculty planners, reviewers, editors, question writers and staff reported the following financial relationships:
    April Mann, MBA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), MASNC, FSNMMI-TS, Chair, Consulting – Jubilant DraxImage; Honoraria – Jubilant DraxImage, Astellas; Advisory Board – Astellas; Speaker’s Bureau – Astellas.

    The following faculty planners, reviewers, editors, question writers and staff reported no financial relationships:
    Wendy Passerell, ASNC staff

    Off Label Use
    Presentations may include discussion of drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASNC is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any discussion in this program, including discussion on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASNC of the uses, products or techniques presented.  Presenters are required to disclose to the learners, if there is any off-label usage within the presentation.

    Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit

    Technologists: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is a recognized provider of continuing education credit for technologists. ASNC’s Continuing Education (CE) credit is accepted by both NMTCB and ARRT. This enduring activity has been approved for a maximum of 1 ARRT Category A credits for Technologists.

    Processing Fees
    ASNC members may claim continuing education credits at no charge.  Non-members will be charged $25.00 per activity.

    Method of Participation
    This enduring material is a 60-minute webinar. In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must listen to the webinar, reflect on the material and respond to the post-test. A score of 75% or higher is needed to pass the post-test. After successfully completing the activity, post-test and evaluation form, users will be able to generate an CE certificate.

    It is estimated that this activity will take 1 hour to complete.

    This is available as an online activity with audio synchronized with PowerPoint presentations.

    Policy of Privacy and Confidentiality
    ASNC will record learner’s personal information as provided on CE evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CE certificates. ASNC may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its CE program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected from evaluations will be shared with third parties.

    ASNC Copyright Information
    Please see the “Terms of Use” at the bottom of any asnc.org web page.

    Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
    This activity does not have commercial support.

    Learners’ Bill of Rights
    Please click to access Learners’ Bill of Rights.

    Contact Information
    For technical assistance or information, please contact CECity at lifetimesupport@premierinc.com

    For questions regarding content or obtaining CE credit, please contact the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology at info@asnc.org.

  • Cardio-Oncology: Therapeutic and diagnostic considerations of radiation exposure in breast cancer

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/12/2018

    This webinar will review the concerns about cardiac complications of cancer therapy from the viewpoint of the oncologist and cardiologist. The discussion will specifically focus on the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radiation and radionuclides in the care of cancer patients.

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) bring you the first in a series of complimentary webinars on Wednesday, April 11th at 9:00 PM (PT). These webinars are designed to provide the best practices in Nuclear Cardiology to cardiologists, radiologists, technologists and nuclear medicine physicians.

    Learning Objectives:                                                                                                                                                                            

    This webinar will review the concerns about cardiac complications of cancer therapy from the viewpoint of the oncologist and cardiologist. The discussion will specifically focus on the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radiation and radionuclides in the care of cancer patients. 


    Faculty:  

    Raymond Russell, III, MD, PhD, MASNC
    Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, Providence, RI
    Director, Nuclear Cardiology and Clinical Cardiology Fellowship Program

    Maysa Abu-Khalaf, MD
    Associate Professor of Medical Oncology
    Director, Breast Medical Oncology
    Co-Director, Jefferson Breast Care Center
    Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

    No CME or CE credit is provided.

  • Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/21/2018

    This webinar is designed for imaging professionals interested in the best practices and latest research available in the field of nuclear cardiology.

    Provided by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology in Collaboration with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging  

    ASNC is pleased to offer a webinar on the Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET. Attendees will increase their competence in the application of newly published guidelines for the performance of nuclear cardiology procedures. 

    Objectives:

    This informative 60-minute webinar will help you:  

    • Review differences between radiopharmaceuticals available for clinical myocardial perfusion PET imaging
    • Understand key technical aspects about imaging protocols and post-processing of multi-frame PET data for myocardial blood flow quantification, and how to troubleshoot artifacts
    • Review the pathophysiologic implications of quantitative myocardial blood flow and flow reserve data
    • Provide a case-based discussion of clinical scenarios for an effective inclusion of quantitative flow data into clinical reports
    • Discuss what quantitative data should be included and understand potential management implications of such data

    Audience:

    This webinar is designed for imaging professionals interested in the best practices and latest research available in the field of nuclear cardiology. 

    In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of the speaker presentations for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed. 

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Ionetix Corporation.

    Program Chair
    Marcelo F Di Carli, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Division of Nuclear Medicine
    Department of Radiology
    75 Francis Street
    Boston, MA 02115

    Faculty
    Venkatesh L. Murthy, MD, PhD, FACC, FASNC

    Associate Professor of Medicine & Radiology
    Director of Cardiac PET Research
    University of Michigan
    Frankel Cardiovascular Center
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

    Rob Beanlands, MD, FRCPC, FASNC
    Vered Chair and Chief, Division of Cardiology
    Professor, Medicine (Cardiology)/Radiology
    Tier 1 University of Ottawa Cardiovascular Research Chair
    Director, National Cardiac PET Centre
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute Ottawa, Canada

    Planners
    Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD
    Wendy Passerell, ASNC Staff

    Reviewer
    Maria Sciammarella, MD

    Disclosure Policy
    As an accredited provider of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) adheres to the ACCME’s 2004 Standards for Commercial Support.  In compliance with these standards, it is ASNC’s policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific merit in all of its educational activities through the disclosure of relevant financial relationship with commercial companies and resolution of conflicts of interest.  The financial interest or relationships requiring disclosure are outlined in ASNC’s CME Conflict of Interest Policy. All planners, reviewers and presenters involved with this activity were required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology has reviewed this activity’s faculty disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest through a peer review process.

    The following faculty planners, reviewers, editors, question writers and staff reported no financial relationships:
    Maria Sciammarella, MD
    Wendy Passerell, ASNC staff

    The following faculty planners, reviewers, editors, question writers and staff reported financial relationships:
    Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD: Research Grant – Spectrum Dynamics; Consulting fees – Sanofi and GE
    Venkatesh L. Murthy, MD, PhD, FACC, FASNC: Consulting – Ionetix; Honoraria – Ionetix; Research Grants – Siemens Medical Imaging, INVIA Medical Imaging Solutions; Advisory Board – Ionetix; Stock – General Electric, Cardinal Health, Ionetix
    Rob Beanlands, MD, FRCPC, FASNC: Research Grants – GE Healthcare, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Jubilant DRAXImage; Consulting – GE Healthcare, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Jubilant DRAXImage

    Off Label Use
    Presentations may include discussion of drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASNC is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any discussion in this program, including discussion on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASNC of the uses, products or techniques presented.  Presenters are required to disclose to the learners, if there is any off-label usage within the presentation.

    Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit 

    Physicians: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology designates this internet-based activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Technologists: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is a recognized provider of continuing education credit for technologists. ASNC’s Continuing Education (CE) credit is accepted by both NMTCB and ARRT. This Journal-based activity has been approved for a maximum of 1 ARRT Category A credits for Technologists. 

    Processing Fees
    ASNC members may claim continuing education credits at no charge.  Non-members will be charged $75.00 per activity. 

    Method of Participation
    This enduring material is a 60-minute webinar. In order to be eligible for CME/CE credit, you must listen to the webinar, reflect on the material and respond to the post test. A score of 75% or higher is needed to pass the post-test. After successfully completing the activity, post-test and evaluation form, users will be able to generate a CME/CE certificate. 

    It is estimated that this activity will take 1 hour to complete.

    This is available as an online activity with audio synchronized with PowerPoint presentations. 

    Policy of Privacy and Confidentiality
    ASNC will record learner’s personal information as provided on CME evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME certificates. ASNC may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its CME program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected from evaluations will be shared with third parties. 

    ASNC Copyright Information
    Please see the “Terms of Use” at the bottom of any asnc.org web page. 

    Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Ionetix Corporation.

    Learners’ Bill of Rights
    Please click to access Learners’ Bill of Rights.

    Contact Information
    For technical assistance or information, please contact CECity at lifetimesupport@premierinc.com

    For questions regarding CME content or obtaining CME credit, please contact the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology at info@asnc.org.

  • ASNC Advocacy: Quality Payment Program - What you need to know for 2018

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/31/2018

    ASNC will provide an update to changes for CY2018 in the Merit Based Incentive Payment System and other provisions of the Quality Payment rule.

    Some of the rules for participating in the Quality Payment Program for 2018 have changed.  Learn what you need to know to avoid a negative payment update and how you could possibly earn an incentive in 2020.   

    For physicians and group practices that choose to participate in the Quality Payment Program through the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) pathway, the webinar will feature an overview of ASNC’s ImageGuide which is a qualified reporting mechanism that nuclear cardiologists can use to fulfill the quality component of the MIPS. 

    Speakers: Camille Bonta, MHS, Summit Health Consulting and Joe Reyes, ASNC Specialist, ImageGuide

  • Coding for Myocardial Blood Flow in PET

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/24/2018

    This webinar will instruct attendees on the importance of proper billing and coding for Quantitation of Myocardial Blood Flow. There will also be a review pertinent changes to the chargemaster and other payment information.

    ASNC is pleased to announce a new category III code for absolute quantitation of Myocardial Blood Flow in PET effective Jan. 1, 2018. This webinar will instruct attendees on the importance of proper billing and coding for Quantitation of Myocardial Blood Flow. There will also be a review of pertinent changes to the chargemaster and other payment information.

    Speaker: Denise Merlino, MBA, CNMT, CPC, President of Merlino Health Consulting

  • Nuclear Cardiology in the Arab World, Challenges and Opportunities

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/10/2017

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) bring you the third in a series of complimentary webinars on Tuesday, October 10th 11:00 AM (ET) – 12:00 PM (ET). These webinars are designed to provide the best practices in Nuclear Cardiology to cardiologists, radiologists, technologists and nuclear medicine physicians.

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) bring you the third in a series of complimentary webinars on Tuesday, October 10th 11:00 AM (ET) – 12:00 PM (ET). These webinars are designed to provide the best practices in Nuclear Cardiology to cardiologists, radiologists, technologists and nuclear medicine physicians. 

    Webinar in Arabic and English on “Nuclear Cardiology in the Arab World, Challenges and Opportunities

    Faculty:

    Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, MD MSc, FASNC FACC FAHA FESC
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Consultant Cardiologist and Division Head, Cardiac Imaging
    King Abdul-Aziz Cardiac Center
    King Abdul-Aziz Medical City (Riyadh)

    Adel H Allam, MD, FASNC
    Professor of Cardiology Al Azhar University
    Chief of Nuclear Cardiology Alfa Medical
    President of the Egyptian League of Cardiovascular Imaging

    No CME or CE credit is provided for this event.

  • Clinical Indications of PET for Myocardial Perfusion PET

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/27/2017

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) bring you the second in a series of complimentary webinars on Wednesday, July 26 at 9:00 PM (PT). These webinars are designed to provide the best practices in Nuclear Cardiology to cardiologists, radiologists, technologists and nuclear medicine physicians.

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) bring you the second in a series of complimentary webinars on Wednesday, July 26 at 9:00 PM (PT). These webinars are designed to provide the best practices in Nuclear Cardiology to cardiologists, radiologists, technologists and nuclear medicine physicians.

    Webinar on “Clinical Indications of PET for Myocardial Perfusion PET”


    Speakers:

    Timothy Bateman, MD
    St. Luke’s Health System, University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO.

    Gary V. Heller, MD, PhD
    Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.

    James Case, PhD
    Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies,L.L.C., Kansas City, MO.  


    The session will be based on the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Position Statement on the Clinical Indications of PET for Myocardial Perfusion PET.  Attendees will increase their competency of myocardial perfusion PET and learn about the advantages of various PET imaging protocols.

    No CME or CE credit is provided for this event.


  • Elaboración de un informe de cardiología nuclear con SPECT o PET

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/24/2017

    La sesión que tendremos se enfocará en la correcta elaboración de un informe, cumpliendo con los lineamientos, de un estudio de perfusión miocárdica y de viabilidad miocárdica.


    La sesión que tendremos se enfocará en la correcta elaboración de un informe, cumpliendo con los lineamientos, de un estudio de perfusión miocárdica y de viabilidad miocárdica.

    Respondiendo a las interrogantes del médico referente, destacaremos la importancia de un reporte bien estructurado con base en los resultados objetivos del estudio, tomando en cuenta el contexto clínico del paciente. Al término de la sesión, el usuario estará capacitado para:

    1.       Identificar y comprender los diferentes lineamientos utilizados para la correcta elaboración de un informe de SPECT/PET cardíaco con agentes de perfusión y de viabilidad miocárdica.

    2.       Comprender el significado de los diferentes parámetros cualitativos y cuantitativos de perfusión y función ventricular para su correcta inclusión en el reporte de modo organizado.

    3.       Integrar y reportar la información relevante para diagnóstico de isquemia o estratificación de riesgo en el paciente con enfermedad coronaria sospechada o conocida.

    4.       Integrar la información del estudio con el resultado de la prueba de estrés físico o farmacológico y con la situación clínica del paciente.

    5.       Entender la utilidad clínica de la reserva de flujo miocárdico y cómo incorporarlo en el reporte.

    6.       Integrar la información de la tomografía coronaria y del score de calcio con el análisis de la perfusión miocárdica.

    7.       Interpretar los resultados de una prueba de viabilidad miocárdica con agentes de perfusión y metabolismo.

    Dr. Erick Alexanderson                                          
    Presidente de la Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiología
    Jefe del Departamento de Cardiología Nuclear Instituto Nacional de Cardiología "Ignacio Chavez"

    Dr. Fernando Mut
    Director del Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Hospital Asociacion Española
    Montevideo, Uruguay


    No CME or CE credit is provided for this event.
  • Fulfill MIPS Requirements with ASNC’s ImageGuide Registry

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/01/2017

    Learn how participation in Quality Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs), like the ImageGuide Registry, can help physicians succeed under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program. Beginning January 1, 2017, CMS implemented MIPS, a new quality program through which payment adjustments are based on evidence-based quality data specific to a clinician’s practice. Eligible professionals must report on 50% of their patients in order to qualify for a bonus payment and to avoid penalties on all Medicare receivables in 2019.

    Learn how participation in Quality Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs), like the ImageGuide Registry, can help physicians succeed under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program. Beginning January 1, 2017, CMS implemented MIPS, a new quality program through which payment adjustments are based on evidence-based quality data specific to a clinician's practice. Eligible professionals must report on 50% of their patients in order to qualify for a bonus payment and to avoid penalties on all Medicare receivables in 2019.