The Cardiovascular Council consists of Society members interested in the performance and application of cardiovascular nuclear medicine procedures. It seeks to provide a forum for discussion and development of cardiac scintigraphic methods in an effort to realize the most beneficial applications. The Council actively seeks individuals who share this goal.


Robert Gropler, MD 
Cardiovascular Council President


Cardiovascular Statistics and Imaging Guidelines

  1. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2016 Update; A Report from the American Heart Association
  2. Approaches to Enhancing Radiation Safety in Cardiovascular Imaging: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
  3. Role of Noninvasive Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Women With Suspected Ischemic Heart Disease: A Consensus Statement From the American Heart Association
  4. 2013 ACCF/ACR/ASE/ASNC/SCCT/SCMR Appropriate Use of Cardiovascular Imaging in Heart Failure; A Joint Report of the ACR Appropriate Criteria Committee and the ACC Foundation AUC Task Force
  5. ACCF/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2013 Multimodality Appropriate Use Criteria for the Detection and Risk Assessment of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
  6. All Guidelines from the American College of Cardiology can be accessed here
  7. The SNMMI’s guideline documents for the cardiovascular system can be accessed here
  8. The SNMMI's full suite of guidance on Dose Optimization is available here

The Society recognizes the need for sub-specialty interests/expertise within the field of nuclear medicine and moleuclar imaging. Councils provide the expertise, professional networking and educational programs for nuclear medicine professionals in respective areas and serve as a resource for development and implementatin of Society policies.

Council membership is voluntary. Councils adhere to Society Bylaws and policies, while operating under its own Operating Procedures, as approved by the House of Delegates, and its own business plan and budget, as approved by the SNMMI Board of Directors.

This secion provides the following council specific information.

Cardiovascular Council Board of Directors

CVC Operating Procedures

CVC Business Plan

CVC Council Reports to the House of Delegates

CVC Past Presidents


The Cardiovascular Council (CVC) works to serve and be a resource for members of the council itself who have special interest and expertise in the field of cardiovascular nuclear medicine, as well as to SNMMI as a whole in its missions and endeavors. 

As part of its mission, the CVC organizes scientific and continuing education sessions at the Mid Winter Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Society. These activities are for members of the council and for the SNMMI membership at large, and they are also open to participation and attendance by people from outside the SNMMI. The CVC also supports additional programs on specialized topics, such as cardiac PET/CT, CV Molecular Imaging and Cost Effectiveness Research.  News and activities of the CVC are circulated to council members in a semi-annual newsletter. This and other professional information will also be available through the CVC webpage, and efforts underway to expand awareness of cardiovascular nuclear medicine studies to patients and providers via Outreach links through the SNMMI website.


Don’t Wait! Join Now!

The investment to join the Cardiovascular Council is minimal – only $20 annually.  Your membership dollars help us immensely in sponsoring quality programs while promoting medical education, research and patient care related to Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine.  

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Cardiovacular Council Announcements

SNMMI 2018 Future Leaders Academy

The SNMMI Future Leaders Academy is the most recent addition to the SNMMI leadership development strategy. The SNMMI Future Leaders Academy training focuses on setting a clear plan for increasing leadership abilities by developing the necessary skills and organizational expertise to enhance performance and ultimately evolve into a leader both within the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community and the society.

The academy will also help you to gain knowledge in fundamental leadership techniques from professionally recognized leadership groups and current SNMMI leaders.

Learn about the Future Leaders Academy HERE.

The Future Leaders Academy will be held January 25-28, 2018 in conjunction with the SNMMI Mid-Winter Meeting in Orlando, FLBy submitting an application you are affirming your availability on these dates and your willingness to attend the academy. If accepted, it is preferred that you make arrangements to stay for the entire Mid-Winter Meeting.

All applications must be received by September 1, 2017, 5:00 pm (ET)


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CVC Newsletter

CVC Events

2017 Annual Meeting

Mark Your Calendars!  Please make plans to attend the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting, June 10-14, 2017 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO!


Council Meetings:

CVC Board of Directors Meeting (CVC Board Members only) - Monday, June 12, 12:30–2:00 PM, 112

CVC Business Meeting (Combined with the Blumgart Award Lecture) - Sunday, June 11, 3:00–4:30 PM, 710/712


Categorical Session:   

Advances in CV Multimodality and Molecular Imaging (Separate Registration Fee Required) - Saturday, June 10, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, Mile High 2B


Continuing Education Sessions:

How to Establish a Cardiac PET Program - Saturday, June 10, 4:30 - 6:00 PM, Mile High 2B,

Translation of New Radiotracer Development: The Need for Speed - Sunday, June 11, 12:30–2:00 PM, Mile High 3B

Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award Symposium - Sunday, June 11, 12:30 - 2:00 PM, 710/712

Beyond MPI - New Tracers and Applications - Sunday, June 11, 4:45 - 6:15 PM, Mile High 2B

Read with the Experts in Nuclear Cardiology - Monday, June 12, 10:00–11:30 AM, Mile High 1A-C

Cardiovascular Boot Camp, I - Monday, June 12, 3:00 - 4:30 PM, Mile High 2B

Cardiovascular Boot Camp, II - Monday, June 12, 4:45–6:15 PM, Mile High 2B

Dynamic Cardiac SPECT with Kinetic Analysis - Tuesday, June 13, 8:00–9:30 AM, Mile High 2B

Role of Nuclear Cardiology in Centers of Excellence - Tuesday, June 13, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Mile High 2B

Quantifying Myocardial Blood Flow with PET - Tuesday, June 13, 3:00–4:30 PM, Mile High 2B

Alternative Payment Models and Value-Based Health Care: Nuts and Bolts - Tuesday, June 13, 4:45 - 6:15 PM, Mile High 3C

Strategies for Reducing Radiation Exposure - Wednesday, June 14, 9:45–11:15 AM, Mile High 4E-4F


CVC Awards:

Hermann Blumgart Lecture and Award Session – Sunday, June 11, 3:00–4:30 PM, 710/712

Young Investigator's Awards (YIA) Ceremony and YPC Awards - Monday, June 12, 2:00–3:00 PM, Exhibit Hall C.