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How to Use the ASNC Learning Center to Get (Possibly Free) Nuclear Medicine CE Credits

ASNC Learning Center

Free for Members
ASNC Learning Center
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Price

8.7 /10

User Friendliness

8.7 /10

Course Quality

9.5 /10

Speed (Time / Credit Hour)

7.5 /10

Easiness to Pass

6.0 /10

Pros

  • 6 Credits Free for Members
  • $80 to Join = $13.33/CE Hour
  • Advanced Nuclear Cardiology Education
  • Interesting if You're Scholarly
  • Challenges You to Stretch Your Mind

Cons

  • Unfamiliar Vocabulary for CNMTs
  • Some Journal Articles Very Difficult
  • Can Be Very Hard to Pass

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ASNC CEs for CNMTs

ASNC is the acronym for the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. They are the leading authority on Nuclear Cardiology in the U.S. & they publish the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

ASNC offers 6 CE credits online for Technologists.  They are free for members, $60/each for non-members.

ASNC membership for Technologists costs $80/year. So, if you paid $80 for no other reason than the CE’s, you’d be paying for 6 credits @ $13.33/credit hour.

So, it might be worth joining ASNC if you want to anyways & you’re up for some challenging CE’s. You get the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology & discounts on meetings thrown in.

Valid for Physicians’ CME Requirements

These 6 courses are also valid for your Interpreting Physicians to take as part of their IAC Nuclear/PET (“ICANL”) CME requirements. The courses are approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits each.

Plus there are many more activities available for physicians.

Physician membership costs $295.

Click the blue toggle below to see the 6 hours available as of February 12, 2018:

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How to Login & Choose a Course

We’re going to assume for the purposes of these instructions that you are already an ASNC member, since $60/CE Credit is probably prohibitively expense for most people.

Here’s where you’ll login as a member to take your courses:

Then you’ll go the Learning Center, as seen below:

Navigate to the Journal CME/CE part of the Learning Center & choose a course:

To check out, you don’t have to fill in any payment information:

Then, you’ll go to this screen:

How to Take a Course

Next, scroll to the bottom of the activity overview and check the checkbox that affirms you’ve read the overview.

Then, launch the course:

The course is simply an article from the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, with about 4 or 5 TOUGH questions about the article.

So read the PDF article and click the checkbox confirm you’ve read it. Then launch the test, as seen below.

You have to score at least 75% to pass.

The post tests are short, but the questions are not easy if you’re not used to thinking at that level.

ASNC’s continuing education credits will force you to put on your thinking cap and concentrate.

However, if you’re into nuclear cardiology, you might learn something useful.

  • For example, I learned that a patient’s Heart Rate Response to Lexiscan is an independent prognostic indicator in patients undergoing MPI.
  • Heart Rate Response = [(Maximum Heart Rate – Baseline Heart Rate)/Baseline Heart Rate] x 100.
  • Heart rate normally goes up after giving Regadenson, for two reasons. First, because of systemic vasodilation. Second, because there is direct sympathetic stimulation.
  • In a 2011 study, patients whose Heart Rate Response was in the lowest quartile (less than 17%) had a five fold increase in mortality compared to patients in the highest quartile (HRR greater than or equal to 43%), over a 22 month follow up period. That’s very important.
  • Hage, F.G., Dean, P., Iqbal, F. et al. J. Nucl. Cardiol. (2011) 18: 1086.

Once you’ve passed your test, you must complete the evaluation:

Then you can claim what type of credit you want, choose ARRT as a technologist:

There- you’re done.

Here’s your certificate; ASNC credits are accepted by ARRT & NMTCB:

Get Started:

Click here to login to ASNC.

ASNC Learning Center

Free for Members
ASNC Learning Center
8.1

Price

8.7 /10

User Friendliness

8.7 /10

Course Quality

9.5 /10

Speed (Time / Credit Hour)

7.5 /10

Easiness to Pass

6.0 /10

Pros

  • 6 Credits Free for Members
  • $80 to Join = $13.33/CE Hour
  • Advanced Nuclear Cardiology Education
  • Interesting if You're Scholarly
  • Challenges You to Stretch Your Mind

Cons

  • Unfamiliar Vocabulary for CNMTs
  • Some Journal Articles Very Difficult
  • Can Be Very Hard to Pass

.

The Ultimate Guide to Online Nuclear Medicine Continuing Education for CNMTs

BE READY when your CEs come due.

Get the Ultimate Guide + 9 Tutorials with step-by-step instructions on how to get your CEs from each online source.

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