The course offers lectures and hands-on experience in the interpretation of 150 contrast enhanced CT coronary angiograms as well as multiple non-contrast coronary calcium scans. Live recorded cases of 25 CT scans will be shown. Cases will be reviewed on Vitrea workstations (maximum 2 delegates per workstation).
The course meets the requirements for level II accreditation as defined by the British Society of Cardiac Imaging and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. (Click here to download SCCT document on verification of Level II training). This course is endorsed by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular CT.
Topics covered include:
1: Optimal imaging: practical physics and imaging protocols – how to acquire the optimal study at the lowest radiation dose?
2: Optimal use of viewing workstations
3: Cardiac anatomy
4: Systematic evaluation and interpretation of cardiac and non-cardiac findings
5: Imaging of ischaemic heart disease with multimodality correlation
6: Coronary artery anomalies
7: Imaging of coronary artery bypass graft disease and coronary stents
8: Imaging of valvular disease and cardiac failure
9: Cardiac tumours
10: Congenital heart diseases
11. Electrophysiology and TAVI planning
12: Non-cardiac findings
Attendance at scanning sessions at the Clinical Research Imaging Centre can be arranged.
This course provides 35 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists