Daniel S. Berman, MD, FACC
Guido Germano, PhD, MBA, FACC
Rory Hachamovitch, MD, FACC
James K. Min, MD, FACC
Course Description and Statement of Need
Cardiac imaging is at a crossroads. Technological advances and clinical outcomes evidence have evoked a multimodality approach to use of cardiac imaging, with increasing complexity of image acquisition, interpretation and application. Notwithstanding this established evidence-based foundation that has demonstrated improvements in patient care, cardiac imaging has recently come under scrutiny due to escalating use associated with increased costs. The focus on increased costs of imaging has led to initiatives to reduce unnecessary testing, while encouraging the use of imaging for indications of testing that are considered appropriate.
The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is pleased to sponsor, "Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: 28th Annual Case Review with the Experts", a multidisciplinary medical education program designed to address the need for increasing quality in performing, interpreting, reporting and applying nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT studies. Further, this course will emphasize physician competency and optimal laboratory performance of imaging studies in the areas of coronary artery disease and non-coronary cardiovascular disease. The course focuses on the spectrum of patients routinely seen by the healthcare professional in a typical clinical practice.
Unique Features of this Program
• Case-based workshops focusing on technical and clinical problems commonly encountered in practice
• Latest instrumentation protocols and clinical evidence
• Battle of the experts in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT
• How to use imaging procedures to improve patient outcomes
This educational activity is intended for cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medical specialists, cardiac imaging technologists, and nurse practitioners in the field.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent oftheir participation in the activity.
CE Credit for Technologists
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is a recognized provider of continuing education credit for technologists. ASNC’s Continuing Education (ACE) credit is accepted by the NMTCB and ARRT. Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: 28th Annual Case Review with the Experts has been approved for a maximum of 21.25 ACE credits for technologists.
Mentored CT Case Review Documentation
In addition to obtaining CME credits, physician attendees will be offered documentation reflecting their participation in mentored cases completed during the workshops. This documentation can be given to the appropriate credentialing organization to indicate credit for case completion.
The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the ACCME forcategory 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal.