Nuclear Cardiology Board Review Questions

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“BoardVitals provides the most efficient way I’ve seen to complete the Nuclear CME requirements. I’m very impressed with the quality of questions and have yet to find another resource that will prepare students as easily and effectively as this question bank.”

Dr. Thomas Lambert, President
Cardiology Specialists of Nevada

Nuclear Cardiology Question Bank Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Risk Stratification
  • Ventricular Function Imaging
  • Nuclear Cardiology Diagnostic Tests and Procedures/Protocols
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Physics and Instrumentation
  • Myocardial Viability
  • General Cardiology As It Relates To Image Interpretation
  • Radiation Safety

Nuclear Cardiology Boards Tips and Statistics:

In 2015, the passing score for the CBNC Nuclear Cardiology boards was 79%. The certification examination is composed of up to 175 multiple-choice questions. A major component of the exam includes the interpretation of images. Examinees will have four and one-half (4½) hours to complete the examination.

Those preparing for the Nuclear Cardiology exam include people from very different backgrounds, including cardiologists, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians. There is no cookie cutter approach to studying for the exam. If you are a cardiologist, you may need to focus more on imaging, physics, and radiation safety, whereas if you are a radiologist or nuclear medicine physician, you may need to focus more on reading EKG’s and the clinical aspects of cardiology associated with nuclear stress testing.

Past successful examinees state the most important part of the nuclear cardiology exam is to understand imaging protocols (including indications and contraindications), radiotracers (half lives, metabolism, and excretion routes), and imaging artifacts (false positives and false negatives). Echo Boards are commonly known as the tougher test while the Nuclear Cardiology exam is more straightforward; however, students who’ve taken both exams have mentioned that this is misleading. Do not drop your guard -- images within the Nuclear Cardiology exam are not easy to interpret, there is a lot of transient ischemic dilation (TID), and straightforward artifacts are non-existent.

Our Nuclear Cardiology question bank is specifically targeted to the CBNC exam topics and serves as a great review. It’s also the perfect complement to the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology board exam prep course, but many still use the question bank independently for a thorough review. Even if you mark the question correctly, reviewing the explanation is a good way to discover additional context around the questions. We have worked to create detailed explanations that explain the rationales, and occasionally how to approach the problem.

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Nuclear Cardiology CME info found here.