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: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-snmmi/files/production/public/docs/councils/CVC/Dorbala2019_Article_ASNCAHAASEEANMHFSAISASCMRSNMMI%281%29.pdf
  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: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-snmmi/files/production/public/docs/councils/CVC/Dorbala2019_Article_ASNCAHAASEEANMHFSAISASCMRSNMMI.pdf
  3. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2019 Update; A Report from the American Heart Association https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000659 
  4. 2018 SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Guidelines: Instrumentation, Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation (ASNC): https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12350-018-1283-y
  5. 2018 Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET: Joint Position Paper of the SNMMI Cardiovascular Council and the ASNC: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-snmmi/files/production/public/docs/councils/CVC/J%20Nucl%20Med-2018-Murthy-273-93.pdf
  6. 2017 Standardized Reporting of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC): https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12350-017-1057-y
  7. 2017 Joint SNMMI-ASNC Expert Consensus Document on the Role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in Cardiac Sarcoid Detection and Therapy Monitoring: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-snmmi/files/production/public/J%20Nucl%20Med-2017-Chareonthaitawee-1341-53.pdf
  8. 2017 Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Women for the Evaluation of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: State-of-the-Evidence and Clinical Recommendations (ASNC): https://www.asnc.org/files/Guidelines%20and%20Quality/ASNC%20Consensus%20Statement%20Imaging%20in%20Women%202017.pdf
  9. 2016 ASNC and SNMMI Joint Position Statement on the Clinical Indications for Myocardial Perfusion PET: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-snmmi/files/production/public/docs/councils/CVC/J%20Nucl%20Med-2016-Bateman-1654-6.pdf
  10. 2014 Approaches to Enhancing Radiation Safety in Cardiovascular Imaging: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/130/19/1730
  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: http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1681370
  12. 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
  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 http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1681370
  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 http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1789799
  15. 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
  16. The SNMMI’s guideline documents for the cardiovascular system can be accessed here http://www.snmmi.org/ClinicalPractice/content.aspx?ItemNumber=6414&navItemNumber=10790
  17. 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

 

 

 


Cardiovascular Council Announcements

SNMMI 2022 Annual Meeting
June 11-14, 2022 | Vancouver, BC, Canada

We are excited to welcome you back to an in-person SNMMI Annual Meeting—widely recognized as the premier educational, scientific, research, and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Make your plans now to attend SNMMI's flagship meeting, June 11-14 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Meeting website | Educational ProgramRegister

While we encourage you to attend in-person for the complete meeting experience, in-person and virtual registration options are available. Both options give you access to live-streamed sessions to watch virtually from your hotel room or other convenient location, and on-demand sessions for 30 days. Choose the "complete meeting package" to add access to meeting recordings for three years in the SNMMI Learning Center.


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Cardiovascular Council Activities

2022 SNMMI Annual Meeting CVC Education Sessions

Saturday, June 11, 2022; 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM 
CAT4: SNMMI 2022 Annual Meeting Cardiovascular Council Categorical Session 

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, PDT  
CE11: Cardiovascular Bootcamp

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 4:45-6:15 pm, PDT 
CE21: Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies: Use of PET and SPECT  

Monday, June 13, 2022, 10-11:30 am, PDT  
CE26: Outstanding Educator and Herman Blumgart Award Session 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
CE51: Quantitative Nuclear Cardiology  


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