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 Board Review Topics Covered:

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

Information about the CBNC Nuclear Cardiology Board Certification Exam

What is covered on the Nuclear Cardiology Certification Exam?

According to the CBNC Nuclear Cardiology Certification exam content outline, the exam covers the following topics:

  1. Physics and Intstrumentation 11-12%
  2. Radiopharmaceuticals 7-8%
  3. Radiation Safety 10-11%
  4. Nuclear Cardiology Diagnostic Tests and Procedures/Protocols 15-16%
  5. General Cardiology as it Relate to Image Interpretation 10-11%
  6. Risk Stratification 10-11%
  7. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging 19-20%
  8. Ventricular Function Imaging 8-9%
  9. Myocardial Viability 5-6%

The BoardVitals Nuclear Cardiology question bank is specifically targeted to the CBNC exam topics.

How long is the Nuclear Cardiology Board Certification Exam?

The Nuclear Cardiology Board Certification Exam is comprised of 160 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in single-best-answer format and examinees will have 4 hours to complete the exam. Some questions will require the interpretation of images.

Nuclear Cardiology Board Certification Exam Tips & Tricks

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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