CME Info

Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep OnDemand 2019 is a digital library of 19 hours of educational content presented at the 2019 Nuclear Cardiology Board Examination Prep Meeting.

  • Online access to presenters’ slides with synchronized audio
  • Searchable slide content
  • Ability to earn up to 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 19 MOC points
  • PC and MAC compatible
  • Mobile version for most smartphone and tablet devices
  • MP3 downloads

The overall goal of this activity is to enhance physician competence in nuclear cardiology by providing a comprehensive review of the CBNC blueprint exam in nuclear cardiology, including the most up-to-date information, developments, treatment protocols, methodology, and best test for the right patient at the right time to optimize patient outcomes in their nuclear cardiology practice. The curriculum designed for this program provides an updated in-depth review to help prepare participants for the CBNC Boards.

Radionuclide-based cardiac imaging studies, including myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), play an important role in the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected or known heart disease. Today more than 5000 laboratories are performing an estimated 8 million myocardial perfusion studies, of which 58% use pharmacological stress agents, either alone or with exercise.* A large body of scientific evidence exists on the clinical value of MPI, based on studies performed on many thousands of patients. These studies are highly sensitive and specific for the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment response of coronary artery disease, as well as for selection of patients who may benefit from other types of intervention, including revascularization and device therapy. The value and justification of MPI for risk assessment is based on large observational outcome studies. As a result of the recognized clinical value and cost effectiveness of these studies, they have been incorporated into many ACC/American Heart Association (AHA)/ASNC clinical management guidelines.

Nuclear cardiology is an evolving field with continuing advances in software, instrumentation, and radiopharmaceuticals to provide high quality, clinically relevant information for patient care. These advances require those involved in providing nuclear cardiology studies to be updated continuously, to
ensure the procedures are used appropriately and safely, and to assure recent clinical and technological advances are incorporated in a timely manner to continually improve the image quality and interpretation to provide the best clinical care.

* IMV market report. Posted December 26, 2013.

This course is designed for cardiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and radiologists preparing for the certification or recertification exam in nuclear cardiology.

The primary objectives of the course are to enable participants to achieve the following:

  • Appraise knowledge of physics and instrumentation associated with nuclear imaging
  • Explain image acquisition and processing, including artifacts
  • Describe the essentials of stress testing, imaging protocols, and risk stratification
  • Integrate radiation safety standards into professional practice
  • Discuss the use of nuclear imaging in assessment viability
  • Interpret perfusion images, including PET and ventricular function imaging
  • Utilize perfusion imaging in the assessment, diagnosis and response to therapy in CAD patients and special populations

Date of Release: September 12, 2019

Date of Last Review: September 12, 2019

Date of Termination: September 11, 2020

Please note that credit will only be available through the term of approval noted above.

Continuing Medical Education Credit
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 enduring material for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for successful completion and awarding of credit are as follows: participation in sessions
offering credit in their entirety and successful completion of the post test and evaluation tool.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the CME post-test and evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19 medical knowledge Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC program. Participants
will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

To receive MOC points for participating in the Board Prep Course, you must be a diplomate of the
American Board of Internal Medicine, and you must have an ABIM account. If you have not yet
established an online account, you will need to visit, or contact ABIM by phone: 1-
800-441-ABIM or 215-446-3590; Mon–Fri 8:30 am–8:00 pm ET, Sat 9:00 am–12:00 pm ET.

Please note, upon satisfactory completion of your MOC Board Prep Course, passing the CME
post-test, and completing the evaluation form, you will be prompted to enter your ABIM ID and
DOB so your MOC points are transferred automatically to the ABIM. Please allow 5 business days
for the ABIM data to be entered into your ABIM record.

*Please Note: If you already claimed credit for attending the live Nuclear Cardiology Board Examination
Prep Meeting, you may not claim credit for watching the same sessions on Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep

While offering the CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or
certification in the field.

Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
Program Chair
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD, FACC, FAHA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

E. Gordon DePuey, MD, MASNC
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
New York, NY

Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, FASNC
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Robert Pagnanelli, BSRT(R)(N), CNMT, NCT, FASNC
Duke Regional Hospital
Durham, NC

Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FASNC, FACC, FRCP (UK)
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Raymond Taillefer, MD
Hospital Du Haut Richelieu
Quebec, Canada
Lindsey Tauxe, CNMT, MEd, FASNC

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Jason Tavel, PhD, DABR
Astarita Associates, Inc.
Smithtown, NY


Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC (Co-Chair)
Lindsey Tauxe, CNMT, MEd, FASNC (Co-Chair)
Victoria Anderson (ASNC staff)
Wendy Passerell (ASNC staff)


Matthew E. Harinstein, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC (Education Committee Oversight)
Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH, FASNC (Education Committee Oversight)

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 relationships 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 planners, presenters, reviewers, and staff reported no financial relationships:

Victoria Anderson (ASNC staff)
E. Gordon DePuey, MD, MASNC
Matthew E. Harinstein, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC
Wendy Passerell (ASNC staff)
Donna Polk, MD, MPH, FASNC
Raymond Taillefer, MD, FRCP, ABNM
E. Lindsey Tauxe, CNMT, MEd, FASNC
Jason Tavel, PhD, DABR

The following planners, presenters, reviewers, and staff reported financial relationships:

Karthikeyan  Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC: Research grants: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc., GE Healthcare, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Myokardia Inc.; Advisory Board: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma US Inc.; Speakers’ Bureau: Lantheus Medical Imaging

Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD, FACC, FAHA: Consulting fee: Bioclinica, GE Heathcare, MedTrace; Royalty: UpToDate®

Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, FASNC: Consulting fees: Advanced Accelerator Applications, GE Healthcare, Proclara Biosciences; Research grants: Pfizer; Advisory Board: GE Healthcare

Robert Pagnanelli, BSRT(R)(N), CNMT, NCT, FASNC: Consulting fee: Pfizer; Speakers’ Bureau:  Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc. 

Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC, FACC, FRCP (UK): Research grants (funding to University of Pittsburgh): Astellas Pharma, Pfizer; Advisory Board: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Ionis, Pfizer

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology reserves the right to modify faculty and topics as needed.

Presentations may include discussion of drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices, that have not been
approved by the U.S. 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.

This activity has not received any commercial support.

This product offers up to 19 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM and 19 ABIM Part II medical knowledge MOC points based on the number of hours you spend watching presentations and taking the post-test questions. You may re-enter the product as many times as you wish, but you can claim CME credit and MOC points only once, and you must claim CME credit by September 11, 2020.

To receive CME credit for this product, you must:

1.  Purchase the product.
2.  Read the CME Information available when you first enter the player or by clicking the CME Info link inthe top right corner.
3.  View the session(s) of your choosing.
4.  Click the Test link in the top right corner after you have completed viewing all sessions for which you intend to claim credit.
5.  Complete the post-test. You must score 80% to earn credit. You have unlimited attempts to retake the post-test.
6.  Enter the number of credits you wish to claim (up to a maximum of 19 credits). Credits claimed should reflect the total number of hours you spent reviewing the CME information, watching sessions, and taking the post-test. (*Please Note: If you already claimed credit for attending the Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep in person, you may not claim credit for the same sessions on Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep OnDemand).
7.  Generate and print your CME certificate.

Estimated time for completion of activity is 19 hours.

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) recognizes that you are a life-long learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge, skill, or performance. As part of the ASNC’s duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with ASNC includes the following:

Content that:

  • promotes improvements or quality in healthcare;
  • is valid, reliable, and accurate;
  • offers balanced presentations that are free of commercial bias for or against a product or service;
  • is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interests of planners, teachers,
    or authors;
  • is driven and based on learning needs, not commercial interests;
  • addresses the stated objectives or purpose; and
  • is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need.

A learning environment that:

  • supports the learners’ ability to meet their individual needs;
  • respects and attends to any special needs of the learners;
  • respects the diversity of groups of learners; and
  • is free of promotional, commercial, and/or sales activities.

Disclosure of:

  • relevant financial relationships planners, teachers, and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of the activity; and
  • commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of the activity.

Participants are asked to evaluate the objectivity of each presentation, and to identify any perceived commercial bias.

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