SCCT offers specialty hands-on workshops designed to give an in-depth look at targeted techniques and technologies. Workshops will be held on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 and require separate registration.
Space is limited; register early.
CTA Academy: The Full Spectrum - From Routine to Beyond Advanced
Wednesday, July 11 - Thursday, July 12
8am - 4:15pm
This two-day training course with expert faculty provides a unique opportunity to improve cardiovascular CT reading skills through personal hands-on training on workstations with immediate feedback by invasive coronary angiography for all 50 cases.
TAVR/VIV with Mitral Workshop
Thursday, July 12
8am - 6:30pm
Expert faculty will present cases to the attendees, who will have an opportunity to manipulate the data on workstations. Attendees will learn how to use cardiovascular CT to optimize clinical outcomes in TAVR with a focus on annular sizing, device selection, and reduction in complications such as coronary occlusion, annular rupture, and vascular access injury. Attendees will also be exposed to the latest in CT imaging for transcatheter valve-in-valve procedures.
Functional CT Imaging of Coronary Artery Disease – CT Myocardial Perfusion and CT-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve Workshop
Thursday, July 12
Expert faculty uses the combination of didactics and hands-on workstation review to learn the basic principles of interpreting myocardial CT perfusion imaging. Participants will have access to a state-of-the-art CT perfusion workstation to gain experience in manipulating and interpreting coronary CT angiography and myocardial CT perfusion with comparisons of CT results to reference standards such as invasive angiography, SPECT, and FFR. The workshop will include cases with reversible ischemia, myocardial infarction, and prior coronary intervention. Attendees will earn case credits for coronary CTA and perfusion imaging.
Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiovascular CT Workshop
Thursday, July 12
The population of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) is growing exponentially as a result of improved outcomes of medical, surgical and catheter-based treatment strategies. As CHD patients live longer, there is a greater need for high resolution coronary imaging in addition to anatomic imaging, increased use of electrophysiology devices that are MRI unsafe, and higher prevalence of metallic implants that adversely affect MRI image quality. For these patients, CT is increasingly the preferred advanced imaging modality. CT in CHD combines the knowledge and skill sets of both pediatric and adult cardiology and radiology.
An educational platform focused specifically on the use of CT in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) does not exist. The Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiovascular CT Workshop was developed to fill this educational gap within the field of cardiology and radiology. Designed for adult cardiovascular imagers, this introductory workshop will use a workstation and case-based approach to discuss optimal acquisition and interpretation of CT scans in CHD. This educational program will focus specifically on the use of CT in adult patients with CHD including:
- Patient selection and preparation
- Scan acquisition
- Scan interpretation
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography designates these hands-on activities for a AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Note: CME Credit is preliminary and may increase or decrease incrementally as the program schedule evolves.