Advances in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI: 34th Annual Case Review with the Experts

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Date & Location
Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:00 AM - Sunday, January 20, 2019, 4:00 PM, Harvey Morse Conference Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Target Audience
Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology

A major national healthcare imperative for noninvasive imaging is for the tests that are used provide value. Nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI studies provide powerful tools for diagnosis, risk assessment, and guiding management of selected patients with known or suspected cardiac disease. In the current environment, imaging must address the combined considerations of improving outcomes and containing costs. To this end, advanced cardiac imaging studies must be ordered on the right patients and optimally performed, interpreted, reported, and acted upon by physicians and allied health professionals. Additionally, effective methods to reduce radiation exposure need to be implemented to maximize patient safety. There is a clear need of physicians performing, interpreting and those who order the tests to understand the issues regarding value-based imaging and to optimally implement this understanding.

The course is designed to meet the current needs of professionals who perform or request nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT or cardiac MRI studies. The course covers the use of these modalities across the spectrum of patients routinely seen by cardiologists in typical day-to-day practice. The faculty is uniquely comprised of 26 of the most widely recognized speakers in nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT, and cardiac MRI in the world.

Course will include topics in:
- SPECT and PET myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)
Clinical applications of Nuclear Cardiology
- New and future developments in PET and SPECT
- Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT
- Cardiac MRI, practice trends and best articles of 2018

  1. Implement latest protocols for acquisition and processing, including the use of instrumentation and software, to provide optimal quality studies
  2. Reduce radiation exposure to patients by implementing new acquisition protocols and reconstruction methods
  3. Identify the strengths and limitations of the modalities and select the test best suited to the needs of individual physicians and their patients
  4. Demonstrate improved skills in image interpretation, including the recognition of imaging artifacts, and create optimal reports that integrate test findings with clinical information
  5. Select patients for imaging studies based on appropriate use criteria to reduce the frequency of inappropriate tests and increase the use of appropriate tests
  6. Recommend or suggest change in patient management following testing so the test information can be optimally used to improve patient outcomes
  7. Analyze the clinical settings in which the studies provide value in terms of outcomes and cost
  8. Utilize most contemporary approaches to pharmacologic stress
  9. Improve skills in semi-quantitative and quantitative methods of interpretation, including assessment of absolute coronary blood flow
  10. Utilize the combination of myocardial perfusion and ventricular function information from gated MPI procedures more effectively
  11. Utilize in practice the ability of ischemia shown by SPECT and PET-MPI to guide management decisions regarding coronary revascularization
  12. Identify applications of new myocardial perfusion and adrenergic nervous system imaging agents and the potential of nuclear cardiology for molecular imaging
  13. Discuss the extensive evidence base supporting the use of cardiac CT in a wide variety of settings
  14. Assess the use of coronary artery calcium scanning in prevention of coronary artery disease
  15. Identify the underlying principles of cardiac CT and the ways in which cardiac CT can examine coronary arteries, other aspects of cardiac structure, function, and extracardiac findings
  16. Recognize how the assessment of coronary artery plaque can add to coronary stenosis in assessing prognosis and predicting the likelihood of an acute coronary event
  17. Discuss the methods by which cardiac CT can simultaneously assess coronary anatomy as well as the physiologic significance of coronary stenosis (eg. CP perfusion & FFRct)
  18. Utilize CT for non-coronary studies to guide treatment planning of TAVR
  19. Evaluate the capabilities of Cardiac MRI and the evidence supporting its use
  20. Identify the specific circumstances for which Cardiac MRI is the test of choice


 Physicians  $695
 Non-Physicians  $395
 Resident/Fellows   $295 

To Pay by Check:
Mail registration form and payment (with checks made payable to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) to:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Attn: Registrations
8797 Beverly Boulevard, Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90048

*Check must be received two weeks before the course.

Refund Policy:

All cancellations must be submitted in writing and refunds will be subject to an administrative charge.
Please e-mail cancellation request to If you do not receive confirmation of your cancellation via e-mail, please call (310) 423-5548.


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-Physician Attendance
Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) Credit is provided to non-physicians who participate in activities that were designated for "AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™".  The Boards for AANP, NCCPA, and ANCC accepts course approved by the ACCME for Category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal.

CE Credit for Technologist 
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 the NMTCB and ARRT. 
Approved by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology for a maximum of 20.5 ARRT Category A credits for technologists.