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Nuclear Cardiology

Certification in nuclear cardiology is recognition of an individual’s standing in the field. It is provided by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) in collaboration with the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).

The next examination as part of this certification will be held during the EuroEcho-Imaging 2017 Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, on Thursday 7 December 2017.

Registration is now open


Registration

The registration for the exam is separate from that of the congress. You do not need to register for the congress to sit the exam.

Please read the terms and conditions for registration.

Registration fees (in Euros)

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The registration for the exam is separate from that of the congress. You do not need to register for the congress to sit the exam.

Please read the terms and conditions for registration.

 

Registration fees (in Euros)

Fee types Online fees (until seats sold out/1 week before exam date)
Standard/EACVI Regular and Ivory Member 450€
EACVI Silver and Gold Member /EANM Member
350€
Resit 200€

 This exam is co-organised by EACVI and EANM

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Certification process

Certification is a process that confirms an individual’s knowledge, experience and skill in the field of radionuclide imaging of the heart and relevant related fields.  It is intended for healthcare professionals who provide an independent clinical service but it is open to all healthcare professionals.  A medical qualification is not mandatory although it is anticipated that most successful candidates will be so qualified. 

The process consists of three stages:

  1. An examination.  A certificate of examination success will be awarded at this stage.
  2. Confirmation of knowledge, experience and skill from a professional colleague, trainer, supervisor or mentor.
  3. Successful completion of clinical reports of unknown studies.

Success in all three stages will lead to certification in nuclear cardiology.

The Examination

  • The examination will last for 3 hours and it will be delivered using a tablet computer and the English language.  It will consist of 120 questions, each with a clinical stem, a question and five options.  The correct answer will be the option that best answers the question and it will receive one mark.  Other options may be credible but will be less good answers or they may be false.  These will receive no marks. 
  • The examination will be held annually, normally at the time of a relevant congress.  The first will be held in Lisbon on Thursday 7 December 2017 during the EuroEcho-Imaging 2017 congress.  Registration will open three months beforehand.
  • The level of knowledge of a candidate who passes will be expected to be that of an independent practitioner in nuclear cardiology.  The pass mark will be established for each examination individually and it will be based on past examinations, if relevant, and the statistical performance of individual questions.

Sample question

Example of a question

Examination syllabus

The examination syllabus can be found here.  

Before the examination

  • Candidates must have registered successfully. You will be an identifiable professional colleague, trainer, supervisor or mentor,asked, during the registration process, to provide a letter from attesting your knowledge, experience and skills in Nuclear Cardiology.
  • A final invitation letter will be sent approximately ten days beforehand.  Please contact the certification office if you have not received this
  • Candidates with special needs should notify the certification office in advance and every effort will be made to accommodate them
  • Candidates should attend the registration desk at least 30 minutes before the start of the examination and should present an identity document with a photograph.  A passport or other national identity document may be sufficient.  

During the examination

  • An invigilator will be present and will explain the examination process in the 10 minutes before the start
  • The tablet computer used to pose the questions and to submit answers will be provided
  • Candidates will not be allowed access to reference material in any form, including written material, any device with a screen display or internet access, any form of digital memory or calculator
  • Candidates may not consult each other
  • There will be no break in the 3-hour examination.  Water for refreshment will be provided
  • If a break is required for toilet or other purposes, facilities will be available but the examination period will not be extended.  
  • Candidates may leave the room before the end of the examination, but they will not be permitted to re-enter or to continue the examination

After the examination

  • The tablet computer must be left in the examination room
  • The result will be emailed to each candidate two months later
  • It is final and there will be no appeal process

Confirmation of Knowledge, Education and Skills

This section will be made available after success in the examination.

Clinical reports of unknown studies

This section will be made available after confirmation of knowledge, education and skills.