One of the requirements for Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) or American College of Radiation (ACR) accreditation renewal is the successful completion of 15 continuing medical education (CME) credits per physician and the 15 continuing education units (CEU) per technologist.
It’s important to note that the credits must be specifically relevant to nuclear medicine. This critically important detail is often overlooked and can lead to a practice being cited for non-compliance.
In order to have enough time to complete the appropriate number of courses, it’s essential that physicians and technologists begin the continuing education process early. One CME/CEU is equal to 1 hour, so each staff member should expect to dedicate 15 hours per 3-year accreditation period toward earning these credits.
Some course choices are subject to a registration fee, and others are offered for FREE. Ultimately the courses you choose should be interesting and provide information that will further your education on the subject.
Below are four of our preferred classes for earning your Nuclear Cardiology CME credits.
ASNC 2017 Best Practices in Nuclear Cardiology
This on-demand course is comprised of sessions and presentations from the Core Track of the live ASNC2017 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting. The focus is to showcase current best practices when performing nuclear cardiology imaging studies that include strategies for reducing radiation dose and applications of appropriate use criteria in the clinical practice. It offers 13 CME credits to physicians and it expires on October 26, 2018. Cost: Members $250, non-members $350
ASNC 2017: Read with the Experts Track
This on-demand activity is comprised of sessions and presentations from the Read With The Experts Track of the live ASNC2017 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting. The focus is to showcase current best practices and practical solutions to common nuclear cardiology dilemmas when dealing with patients with cardiovascular disease undergoing cardiac imaging studies. It offers 10 CME credits to physicians and it expires on October 26, 2018. Cost: Members $250, non-members $350
Recent Advances in Clinical Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: State of the Art Updates and 101 Evidence-Based Case Reviews
The objectives of this multimodality imaging course are designed to meet the needs of professionals who perform or request nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT or Cardiac MRI studies. The course emphasizes the use of these modalities across the spectrum of patients routinely seen by physicians for both the evaluation of individuals with suspected or known coronary disease as well as other non-coronary cardiac disease states. Join a faculty of expert cardiac imaging clinicians and scientists from across the country who will guide you through the latest advances in nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and other imaging modalities. The ACCF designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Cost: Member $550, non-member $750
Nuclear Cardiology Review: Technical and clinical/radiation safety/regulations
This course is a comprehensive review of radiation physics, better images and interpretation, understanding safety, radiation biology, and tests, procedures, and protocols. It follows the CBNC exam content outline and includes an additional CBNC Board Review Course as an option at no additional charge. It offers 15 CME credits. Cost: $295
ASNC 2017 Scientific Session Meeting on Demand
This on-demand activity is comprised of sessions and presentations from the live ASNC2017 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Cost: Members $599.00, non-members $799.00
Appropriate Use of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Women
This is an online video discussion focuses on choosing the appropriate diagnostic cardiac imaging test in women. Cost: FREE
Approach to Known and Potential Ischemic Heart Disease
This session of the live ASNC2017 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting focuses on nuclear cardiology studies for known or potential ischemic heart disease. Cost: Members $75, non-members $125
ASNC Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep 2017 On Demand
This on-demand board prep course delivers 19 hours of education from the live ASNC2017 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Cost: Members $1,299.00, non-member $1,399.00.
ASNC 2017: Boot Camp: A Comprehensive Boot Camp for Heart Service Line Administrators, Laboratory Managers, and Nuclear Cardiologists
These sessions focus on practice management topics such as staffing of a nuclear cardiology lab, staff training, economics of coding and billing, and optimal protocols. Cost: Members $75, non-members $125
This brief lesson will review some of the basics of nuclear physics. It will concentrate on those principles important in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging. Cost: Free
Sensitivity and Specificity
This tutorial will review the methods for determining the characteristics of a diagnostic test, including sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value. Cost: Free
Essential to the application of stress testing with nuclear imaging to a patient in your office is the clear understanding of Bayes’ Theorem. Cost: Free
Nuclear Stress Testing to Diagnose CAD
Review the important literature which forms the basis by which we use nuclear perfusion imaging to diagnose CAD. Cost: Free