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Cardiovascular: ASNC Guidelines and Standards

We are providing links to the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), which offers a variety of Imaging Guidelines for Nuclear Cardiology Procedures

ASNC served as the author or co-author on each of the clinical guidelines and position statements listed below. The date shown with each guideline or statement reflects the most recent date of approval or endorsement. For clinical documents related to nuclear cardiology training (such as COCATS), please click here. The clinical guidelines that pertain to our Educational activities can also be found in the list below.

Imaging Guidelines for Nuclear Cardiology Procedures

Introduction

Myocardial perfusion imaging in women for the evaluation of stable ischemic heart disease— state-of-the-evidence and clinical recommendations - 2017

ASNC imaging guidelines/SNMMI procedure standard for positron emission tomography (PET) nuclear cardiology procedures - 2016

First-Pass Radionuclide Angiography (FPRNA) – 2009 – Extended through 2015

Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiocardiography (ERNA) – 2009 – Extended through 2015

Stress Protocols and Tracers – 2016

Stress Protocols and Tracers – 2016 - Chinese Edition (Translated in 2017)

Myocardial Perfusion Planar Imaging – 2009

Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography – 2010

Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography – 2010 – Chinese Edition (Translated in 2016)

Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography – 2010 – Spanish Edition (Translated in 2014)

PET Myocardial Perfusion and Glucose Metabolism Imaging – 2009

Standardized Reporting of Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion and Function – 2009

Appropriate Use Criteria

Appropriate Use for Ischemic Heart Disease Feb 2014

Appropriate Use for Diagnostic Catheterization May 2012

Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularization: Focused Update – 2012

Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography – 2010

Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Computed Tomography – 2011 (Summary)

Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging – 2009
Appendix: Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging Data Supplement – 2009

Appropriate Use Criteria for Stress Echocardiography – 2008

Appropriate Use Criteria for Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography – 2007

Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Computed Tomography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging – 2006

Preferred Practice Statements

Patient-Centered Imaging – 2012

Information Statements

Status of cardiovascular PET radiation exposure and strategies for reduction: An Information Statement from the Cardiovascular PET Task Force – May 2017

The Role of Clinical Effectiveness of Multimodality Imaging in the Management of Cardiac Complications of Cancer and Cancer Therapy – 2016

ASNC Model Coverage Policy: Cardiac Positron Emission Tomographic Imaging – 2014

Strategies for Defining an Optimal Risk-Benefit Ratio for Stress Myocardial Perfusion SPECT – 2011

The Role of Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Asymptomatic Individuals – 2011

Recommendations for Reducing Radiation Exposure in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging – 2010

Variability in Radiation Dose Estimates from Nuclear and Computed Tomography Diagnostic Imaging – 2009

DICOM and Interconnectivity Update – 2009

ASNC Review of the ACCF/ASNC Appropriateness Criteria for SPECT MPI – 2007

Cost-Effectiveness of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging – 2005

Position Statements

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Joint Position Statement on the Clinical Indications for Myocardial Perfusion PET – 2016

The Role of Radiology Benefits Managers and Private Insurers in the Physician-Patient Relationship: A Statement in Opposition of Test Substitution – 2011

Other ASNC Documents

Conference Proceedings from the 9th Nuclear Cardiology Invitational Conference – 2008

Verification of Experience in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CCT) – 2007

A Report of the ASNC Task Force on Women and Heart Disease – 2003

Suspected Acute Ischemic Syndromes in the Emergency Department or Chest Pain Center – 2002

Other Clinical Guidelines

2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – ACCF/AHA Guideline – 2011

Clinical Recommendations for Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging of Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – ASE Guideline – 2011

Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women: 2011 Update – AHA Guideline – 2011

2010 ACCF/AHA Guidelines for Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Asymptomatic Adults – 2010
(Click here for the Executive Summary)

Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Imaging: Report of a Workshop Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute – 2009

ASNC Imaging Guidelines on New Technology for Clinical Use – 2009

2009 ACCF/AHA Focused Update on Perioperative Beta Blockade Incorporated Into the ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Care for Noncardiac Surgery

Joint Society Statements

2016 ACC/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI Health Policy Statement on Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise – 2016

ASNC/SNMMI Model Coverage Policy: Myocardial sympathetic innervation imaging: Iodine~123 meta-iodobenzylguanidine (123I~mIBG) – July 2015

TF 7 Cardiovascular Computed Tomographic Imaging – 2015

TF 6 Nuclear Cardiology – 2015

Approaches to Enhancing Radiation Safety in Cardiovascular Imaging: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – 2014

2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery – 2014

SNMMI/ASNC/SCCT Guideline for Cardiac SPECT/CT and PET/CT 1.0* – 2013

Developing an Action Plan for Patient Radiation Safety in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine – 2012

ACCF/AHA Focused Update on Perioperative Beta Blockade – 2009

2008 Key Data Elements and Definitions for Cardiac Imaging – 2008

2008 Health Policy Statement on Structured Reporting in Cardiovascular Imaging – 2008

Clinical Competence Statement on Cardiac Imaging With Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance – 2005
(Click here for the correction posted online November 23, 2009)

Archived Documents

Stress Protocols and Tracers – 2009