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.

Ed Miller, MD, PhD, FASNC, FACC

2021 SNMMI CVC President’s Message

I am honored to be the SNMMI CVC President for 2021-2022.  The Cardiovascular Council is one of the premier, member-driven nuclear cardiology imaging societies in the world.  The CVC goals include the promotion and dissemination of high-quality cardiovascular imaging science, educating providers and patients on the benefits of cardiovascular nuclear imaging, developing the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular imaging, and advocacy for value-added cardiovascular imaging healthcare policy.  I encourage you to attend our meetings and volunteer to get involved with SNMMI and the Cardiovascular Council! 

Cardiovascular Statistics and Imaging Guidelines

  1. ASNC/AHA/ASE/EANM/HFSA/ISA/SCMR/SNMMI Expert Consensus Recommendations for Multimodality Imaging in Cardiac Amyloidosis: Part 1 of 2-Evidence Base and Standardized Methods of Imaging:
  2. ASNC/AHA/ASE/EANM/HFSA/ISA/SCMR/SNMMI Expert Consensus Recommendations for Multimodality Imaging in Cardiac Amyloidosis: Part 2 of 2-Diagnostic Criteria and Appropriate Utilization:
  3. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2019 Update; A Report from the American Heart Association 
  4. 2018 SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Guidelines: Instrumentation, Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation (ASNC):
  5. 2018 Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET: Joint Position Paper of the SNMMI Cardiovascular Council and the ASNC:
  6. 2017 Standardized Reporting of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC):
  7. 2017 Joint SNMMI-ASNC Expert Consensus Document on the Role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in Cardiac Sarcoid Detection and Therapy Monitoring:
  8. 2017 Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Women for the Evaluation of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: State-of-the-Evidence and Clinical Recommendations (ASNC):
  9. 2016 ASNC and SNMMI Joint Position Statement on the Clinical Indications for Myocardial Perfusion PET:
  10. 2014 Approaches to Enhancing Radiation Safety in Cardiovascular Imaging: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
  11. 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:
  12. Role of Noninvasive Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Women With Suspected Ischemic Heart Disease: A Consensus Statement From the American Heart Association
  13. 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
  14. 2013 ACCF/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS Multimodality Appropriate Use Criteria for the Detection and Risk Assessment of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
  15. All Guidelines from the American College of Cardiology can be accessed here
  16. The SNMMI’s guideline documents for the cardiovascular system can be accessed here
  17. 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

2022 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting

Emerging technologies, the latest clinical applications, best practices, and more are waiting for you. The 2022 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting will feature three educational tracks highlighting the latest innovations and techniques in the field, including a dedicated track on nuclear cardiology.

Meeting website | Educational ProgramRegister

ACNM invites you to submit an original clinical or scientific abstract for the opportunity to present your research during the 2022 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. 

Abstract submissions from young professionals, including those in training or in practice within 10 years of graduation are strongly encouraged.

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2021 Annual Meeting - Nuclear Cardiology CE Track

2021 Virtual Annual Winter Meeting CVC CE Session

CAT03: Nuclear Cardiology 2021: Important Things to Know
Friday, June 11, 2021 10:00 am

CE06: Cardiovascular Council Outstanding Educator Award Session
Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:30 – 4:30 pm

SS4: Myocardial Perfusion and Technical Advances
Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

CE12: Advances in Quantitation for Nuclear Cardiology
Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:15 – 6:15 pm

CE34: Cardiovascular Council Herman Blumgart Award Lecture
Monday, June 14, 2021 6:30 – 7:30 pm

SS19: Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:15 pm

New! ATTR Resources

SNMMI currently offers several educational activities and resources designed to educate nuclear medicine physicians, cardiologists, technologists, and trainees on more accurately diagnosing and managing ATTR using non-invasive nuclear cardiology imaging techniques. Learn more.

Vignette #1: What is Amyloidosis?

Just Added! Vignette #2: Cardiac Amyloidosis: Who is Affected

Just Added! Vignette #3: Cardiac Amyloidosis: Evaluating Patients with Suspected Cardiac Amyloidosis