ASNC ImageGuide™: Cardiovascular imaging data registry

  title={ASNC ImageGuide{\texttrademark}: Cardiovascular imaging data registry},
  author={Peter L. Tilkemeier and Tracy Y. Wang and Barbara L. Lytle and Elizabeth A. Denton and for the Executive Council of the Asnc},
  journal={Journal of Nuclear Cardiology},
Many important milestones have been achieved in the field of nuclear cardiology starting with the initial clinical use of thallium 40 years ago. This was followed by the introduction of SPECT perfusion imaging and technetium-based radiopharmaceuticals. Another major event was the founding of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) in 1993. With the founding of the Society came the formalization of nuclear cardiology guidelines and practice statements, as well as an increased… 
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