Astellas offers shareable resources focused on educating and assisting nuclear lab providers as they care for their patients. We aim to support your team’s efforts to communicate and collaborate before, during, and after the cardiac testing process, leveraging specialized expertise, all to help facilitate the best possible patient experience and support lab efficiency.
Explore customizable handouts and informative websites on the diagnosis of CAD, cardiac testing preparation, and more, to help support your clinical decisions, educational outreach, and operational processes in your nuclear lab.
This provides an overview of single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT MPI), including whom it can be used for, how it is used, and what the results may indicate. It also discusses how to prepare patients for stress MPI.
Understanding SPECT MPI and Preparing Your Patient is intended for nuclear cardiologists, technologists, nurses, and other healthcare providers (HCPs) to present to and share with their colleagues.
Help patients prepare for their stress test by informing them about Stress Test Coach. The HCP portion of the Stress Test Coach website allows HCPs to register and gain access to patient education materials in both English and Spanish. These customizable videos and handouts inform patients about the Stress Test Coach program and how to enroll.
Designed for your patients and staff, this card serves as a reminder that patients undergoing a nuclear stress test need to avoid caffeine and other products containing methylxanthines because they will interfere with test results.
Here is a resource with information about the Multimodality Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) federal mandate, plus a downloadable AUC tool to help guide imaging decisions.
This useful app allows providers in the nuclear lab to review the appropriateness of 7 different cardiac testing modalities (based on the AUC) for the detection and risk assessment of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD).
The Multimodality AUC App is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. It is also not a qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM). Thus, the Multimodality AUC App must not be used to try and comply with the CMS AUC program requirements. The Multimodality AUC App is for informational purposes only.
From initial risk assessment to noninvasive cardiac testing modalities to coordination of care, find out more about guideline-based pathways for the evaluation of CAD.
Get more information about the most widely used nuclear imaging modality—SPECT MPI.
Read about the unique presentations of 4 hypothetical patients, and discover the appropriate test that was selected for each and the results.
Astellas Pharma Support SolutionsSM offers coding and billing information to assist practices.