April 1, 2016, Chicago, IL
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American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT for Fellows-in-Training
co-sponsored by Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
April 1, 2016, Chicago, IL

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The training program will include a series of didactic and two interactive Read with the Experts sessions presented by leaders in the field of nuclear cardiology. Dr. Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD, FASNC will chair the program. Additional experts in nuclear cardiology imaging will serve as faculty for this session. Each presentation as well as the Read with the Experts will include audience response (ARS) questions to enhance learning and interaction.

 

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COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Recognize the proper application of the ACC/ASNC AUC across a variety of patients
  • Review the differences, advantages, and disadvantages between transmission and emission image generation as it pertains to cardiac imaging
  • Recognize the benefits and risks of coronary CT angiography in stable ischemic heart disease, following functional stress testing, in the emergency department, and in the evaluation of anomalous coronary origins
  • Review applications of cardiac CT with respect to assessment of left ventricular function, valvular heart disease, and diseases of the pericardium
  • Recognize the utility of cardiac CT in the procedure planning of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Employ optimal methodology to acquire, process, interpret, and report nuclear cardiology studies
  • Evaluate the benefits and risks of new protocols and imaging technologies and how to incorporate these into clinical practice
  • Review and improve interpretation skills in standard and emerging technologies in nuclear cardiology
  • Recognize how to utilize clinical practice guidelines to enhance performance, document compliance, and improve clinical management
  • Analyze and update the basic physiological approach to stress testing and perfusion imaging
  • Review the role of radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging in the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease
  • Evaluate the role of complementary myocardial imaging techniques

 

DRAFT AGENDA

10:55am
Welcome — Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD
11:00am
Cardiac CT Image Acquisition — Andrew Choi, MD
11:25am
Clinical Applications of Coronary CT Angiography — Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD
11:50am
Non Coronary Cardiac CT — Dustin M. Thomas, MD
12:15pm
Break
12:30pm
SPECT Acquisition, Processing & Artifacts — April Mann, CNMT, RT(N), NCT
1:00pm
Stress Testing, Tracers and Protocols — Thomas A. Holly, MD
1:30pm
Risk Stratification & Prognosis — Rami Doukky, MD
2:00pm
Break
2:15pm
Appropriate Use Criteria — Rami Doukky, MD
2:45pm
Viability Imaging — Ron Blankstein, MD
3:15pm
Read with the Experts — Drs. Blankstein & Doukky
3:45pm
Break
4:00pm
Perfusion Cardiac PET — Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD
4:30pm
Patient Centered Imaging: How to Select the Best Test — Ron Blankstein, MD
5:00pm
Read with the Experts — Drs. Doukky & Al-Mallah
5:15pm
Post Test Prize Drawings — Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD
5:30pm
Adjournment

 

FACULTY

Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD, FASNC, FSCCT (Director)
King Saud bin AbdulAziz Univ for Health Sciences
King AbdulAziz Cardiac Center
Ministry of National Guard, Health Affairs
Saudia Arabia

Rami Doukky, MD, FASNC (Co-director)
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Dustin M. Thomas, MD (Co-Director)
Brooke Army Medical Center
San Antonio, TX

Ron Blankstein, MD, FASNC
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Andrew Choi, MD
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Thomas A. Holly, MD, FASNC
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

April Mann, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, FASNC
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT
703-766-1706
800-876-4195

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