CTA Academy: Cardiac CT for the practitioner
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This workshop is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of physicians who interpret cardiovascular CT. It will encompass a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, and day to day clinical practice. Didactic lectures, image-based case examples, reviews of the key literature in cardiovascular CT, and question and answer sessions with faculty are designed to increase the competency and performance of the physician.

3/30/2019 to 3/31/2019
When: March 30 - 31, 2019
7:30 AM
Where: Rush University Medical Center
1725 W. Harrison St.
Billing/Herrick Conference rooms, Professional Building, 5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois  60612
United States
Presenter: Chairs: Dinesh Kalra, MD, FSCCT
Contact: SCCT
703-766-1706


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“Cardiac CT for the practitioner” is a SCCT-accredited course designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of physicians who interpret cardiovascular CT. It will encompass a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, and day to day clinical practice. Didactic lectures, image-based case examples, reviews of the key literature in cardiovascular CT, and question and answer sessions with faculty are designed to increase the competency and performance of the physician.

The course includes an expanded number of interactive sessions that will focus on the "core" knowledge that every practitioner of cardiovascular CT is expected to know, across a wide range of topics, such as coronary evaluation, plaque features, grafts, valvular heart disease, transcatheter valve planning, structural heart disease, masses, pericardial pathology and other commonly encountered clinical scenarios. Course highlights include independent workstations, actual cases selected for their teaching potential, didactic lecture son key aspects of interpretation and one on one interaction with various faculty.  After participating in this activity, the participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the principles of cardiovascular CT scanning, acquisition, and image reconstruction.
  • Discuss and implement protocols for decreasing radiation dose while maintaining diagnostic image quality.
  • Understand the indications, contraindications, capabilities, and limitations of cardiovascular CT.
  • Understand appropriate use criteria for cardiovascular CT, distinguish true pathology from artifacts and pitfalls and appreciate newer technologies such as CT-FFR and CT-perfusion.
  • Understand the role of cardiovascular CT in the evaluation of chest pain and the treatment of valvular heart disease.
  • Demonstrate the use of cardiovascular CT to optimize clinical outcomes in TAVI/TAVR with a focus on annular sizing, device selection, and reduction in complications.

Details 

Hotel:

 

Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC

625 S. Ashland Avenue at Harrison Street

Chicago, IL 60607 

 

Hotel Reservations

 
Deadline to book: March 8, 2019

Chairs: Dinesh Kalra, MD, FSCCT
 Faculty:  

Andrew Choi, MD, FSCCT
George Washington Univ, Washington DC

Dinesh Kalra, MD, FSCCT
Rush Univ Med Ctr, Chicago

Chris Maroules, MD, FSCCT
Radiology Associates of South Florida, Miami

Amit Patel, MD
University of Chicago, Chicago

Amit Pursnani, MD, FSCCT
Northshore Pritzker, Chicago

Mark Rabbat, MD, FSCCT
Loyola Med Ctr, Chicago

Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD
Rush Univ Med Ctr, Chicago 

Sanmit Basu, MD
University of Chicago, Chicago

Ralph Gentry, RT
Precision Image Analysis
, West Lafayette

 Workstation:  GE Healthcare
Cost:

SCCT Members: $850
Non-Members: $1,050
Member - Fellows, Residents, Technologists & Nurses: $650

Registration includes Saturday night dinner.

 

Program

Saturday, March 30

 7:30 am – 8:00 am   Registration & Breakfast 
 8:00 am – 8:10 am   Welcome and Introduction 
 8:10 am – 8:40 am   Basics of CAC and Coronary CTA, part I – techniques, scanning, interpretation
 8:40 am – 9:00 am   Demonstration of Workstation Use and Case Interpretation – Ralph Gentry, RT
 9:00 am – 10:00 am   CAC and CTA Cases 1-10 “Daily bread & butter cases”
 10:00 am - 10:30 am   Basics of Coronary CTA, part II – protocoling, reporting, artifacts, radiation reduction techniques 
 10:30 am – 11:00 am   Break
 11:00 pm – Noon pm  CTA Cases 11-18 “Bypass cases and challenging cases” and artifacts, protocoling issues etc.
 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm   Lunch
 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm  CT perfusion, TAG, Dual energy and spectral CT and newer modalities 
 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm   Cases 19-23 CT-perfusion cases
 1:45 to 2:15 pm   CT-FFR 
 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm  CT for acute Chest pain in ER
 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm   Cases 24-30 CT-FFR and acute Chest pain in ER
 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm   Break
 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm   Masses, pericardium, vascular CTA
 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  Cases 31-38 “Masses, pericardium, vascular cases
 5:15 pm Adjourn 
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Dinner 

 

Sunday, March 31

 7:00 am – 7:30    Breakfast 
 7:30 am – 8:00 am  CTA for TAVR, TMVR, VIV 
 8:00 am - 9:00 am  Cases 39-46, CTA for TAVR, VIV 
 9:00 am – 9:30 am  CT for LAAO devices 
 9:30 am – 10:00 am  Cases 47-52, LAAO Cases
 10:00 am – 10:30 am  Break 
 10:30 am – 11:00 pm  Adverse plaque features and evaluation of coronary plaque regression/progression by CCTA 
 11:00 am – 11:30 am  Incidental findings CT and what to do about them
 11:30 am – 12:00 pm  CTA for Congenital heart disease 
 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm  Cases 51-55, Incidental findings and Congenital heart disease
 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm  Q&A, Evaluations
 1:00 pm   End of course

 

 

Continuing Medical Education:

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 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 this live educational activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

This activity is supported by workstations and in-kind support from GE Healthcare.

This activity is supported by educational grants from Siemens. 

 
703-766-1706

415 Church St. NE, Suite 204
Vienna, VA 22180-4751

 

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