ASNC

This channel contains news about the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. ASNC is a leading resource for the subspecialty of cardiac nuclear imaging (also called molecular imaging). Cardiac imaging with either PET or SPECT is primarily used for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), which shows area of areas of reduced blood flow due to ischemia or infarct. 

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | November 07, 2019
Rob Beanlands, M.D., FASNC, 2019 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) president, shares a couple trends he...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | November 07, 2019
Piotr J. Slomka, Ph.D., FACC, research scientist in the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program, Department of...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | November 06, 2019
Robert C. Hendel, M.D., explains some of the new cardiac radiotracers in the pipeline that were discussed in sessions...
Videos | PET-CT | October 30, 2019
Rupa Sanghani, M.D., FASNC, associate professor, Rush Medical College, director of nuclear cardiology and stress...
Videos | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 29, 2019
Clyde Yancy, M.D., MSc, cardiology chief and vice dean for diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University, Feinberg...
ASNC Announces Multisocietal Cardiac Amyloidosis Imaging Consensus
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) published a new expert consensus document along...
ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019
August 2, 2019 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR...
With the advent and optimization of nuclear scintigraphy protocols using bone-avid radiotracers, cardiac amyloidosis caused by transthyretin protein (ATTR) can now be diagnosed noninvasively without a costly tissue biopsy. The radiotracer 99mTc-pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) binds to deposited ATTR amyloid fibrils in the myocardium and can be visualized using planar and SPECT imaging. The image shows how SPECT allows the reader to distinguish between blood pool activity and radiotracer uptake.

With the advent and optimization of nuclear scintigraphy protocols using bone-avid radiotracers, cardiac amyloidosis caused by transthyretin protein (ATTR) can now be diagnosed noninvasively without a costly tissue biopsy. The radiotracer 99mTc-pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) binds to deposited ATTR amyloid fibrils in the myocardium and can be visualized using planar and SPECT imaging. This is Figure 2, showing how SPECT imaging allows the reader to distinguish between blood pool activity (ventricular cavity, etc) and myocardial activity and identify regional myocardial differences in radiotracer uptake.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | July 22, 2019 | Christopher A. Hanson M.D., and Jamieson M. Bourque M.D., MHS
Cardiac amyloidosis is a highly morbid and underdiagnosed infiltrative cardiomyopathy that is characterized by the...
A comparison of the first-ever image of a black hole released this week by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al. and a cardiac nuclear imnaging exam. Left if the black hole, right, is a similar nuclear imaging exam of the heart showing a similar ischemic perfusion defect to the black hole.  Comparison of black hole photo to a cardiac exam.

A comparison of the first-ever image of a black hole released this week by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al. and a cardiac nuclear imaging exam. Left is the black hole, and right is a similar nuclear imaging exam of the heart showing a similar ischemic perfusion defect to the black hole.  

Blog | Nuclear Imaging | April 12, 2019
This week, cardiologists learned for the first time they have been examining black holes for decades and did not know ...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019
Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | September 27, 2018
Rami Doukky, M.D., professor of medicine, preventative medicine and radiology, and chief of the Division of Cardiology...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 22, 2018
Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., MACC, MASNC, FAHA, FESC, cardiology division chief and James B. Herrick professor at Rush...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 21, 2018
Rami Doukky, M.D., professor of medicine, preventive medicine and radiology, and chief of the Division of Cardiology at...
Videos | Cardiac Imaging | September 10, 2018
Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., professor of cardiology and radiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, and past-president...
ASNC Announces Keynote Speakers for 2018 Annual Scientific Session
News | Nuclear Imaging | August 08, 2018
August 8, 2018 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology’s (ASNC) Annual Scientific Session, ASNC2018, will kick off...