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Cardiac imaging highlighted at Biennial ICNC-9
Date:3/16/2009

ICNC9, the key international scientific meeting on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT, is taking place in Barcelona, 10-13 May.

ICNC, a joint venture between the ESC Working Group on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), now in its 18th year, aims to promote excellence in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT through practice, education and research. The biannual meeting - which gathers over one thousand cardiologists, nuclear medicine doctors, radiologists, imaging technologists, nurses, physicists, and industry representatives from over 40 countries - provides a unique opportunity for delegates to learn more about the state of the art of cardiac imaging, and its future directions.

"Imaging represents a real growth area in cardiology, with more and more guidelines now stating the need for imaging. But it's still not currently the main stream, making it imperative that more cardiologists get up to speed in the area," says Professor Juhani Knuuti, Co-Chair of the meeting.

"Cardiac imagining is the key for decision-making in cardiology, permitting resources, such as medications and coronary revascularization, i.e. cardiac surgery or angioplasty, to be used for maximum patient benefit," says Professor Robert Hendel meeting Co-Chair.

"ICNC9 is a really important medical meeting because everything novel in the field of imaging will be highlighted here," says Professor Jeroen Bax, former chair and programme chair of ICNC. "Such sub-speciality meetings, which are tightly focussed on specific areas of cardiology, offer a really valuable opportunity to advance frontiers in medicine." At ICNC9, all cardiac imaging modalities will be featured including nuclear cardiology techniques (such as SPECT and PET), cardiac computed tomography (CT), cardiac MR, and echocardiography. This year, a special focus will be present on ca
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