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.

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Terrence D. Ruddy, MD

Cardiovascular Council President

Cardiovascular Statistics and Imaging Guidelines

  1. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2016 Update; A Report from the American Heart Association http://professional.heart.org/professional/ScienceNews/UCM_480113_Heart-Disease-and-Stroke-Statistics---2016-Update.jsp
  2. Approaches to Enhancing Radiation Safety in Cardiovascular Imaging: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/130/19/1730
  3. Role of Noninvasive Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Women With Suspected Ischemic Heart Disease: A Consensus Statement From the American Heart Association http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/130/4/350
  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 http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1681370
  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 http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1789799
  6. All Guidelines from the American College of Cardiology can be accessed here http://www.cardiosource.org/Science-And-Quality/Practice-Guidelines-and-Quality-Standards.aspx
  7. The SNMMI’s guideline documents for the cardiovascular system can be accessed here http://www.snmmi.org/ClinicalPractice/content.aspx?ItemNumber=6414&navItemNumber=10790
  8. The SNMMI's full suite of guidance on Dose Optimization is available here http://www.snmmi.org/ClinicalPractice/DoseOptimization.aspx?ItemNumber=7317&navItemNumber=10793

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.  

You can join online at www.snmmi.org/join or send an email to memberinfo@snmmi.org

 

 

 


Cardiovacular Council Announcements

SAVE THE DATE!

The 2019 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting will be held

January 17-19 in Palm Springs, California

Visit the 2019 Annual Meeting website for more information. 


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CVC Events

2018 Annual Meeting - CVC CE Sessions:

  • FDG PET Assessment of Viability and Inflammation
  • How to Establish a Cardiac PET Program
  • Cardiovascular Boot Camp I
  • Cardiovascular Boot Camp II
  • Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging with Novel Radiotracers:  Looking Beyond Perfusion Imaging
  • Measurement of Absolute Myocardial Blood Flow – Part I (joint session with CaIC)
  • Measurement of Absolute Myocardial Blood Flow, Part II:  Current State of Dynamic SPECT (Joint session with CVC)
  • Hermann Blumgart Award Session