Postponed: SCCT is diligently working on providing this educational content while being mindful of CDC recommendations.
“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 lectures on 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.
Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC
625 S. Ashland Avenue at Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
$209 per night
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||Dinesh Kalra, MD, FSCCT
||Dinesh Kalra, MD, FSCCT
Andrew Choi, MD, FSCCT
Mark Rabbat, MD, FSCCT
SCCT Members: $850
Member - Fellows, Residents, Technologists & Nurses: $650
Registration includes Saturday night dinner.
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.
SCCT CTA Academy, Rush University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Updated March 6
At this time, the SCCT CTA Academy will take place as scheduled May 16 – 17 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago as planned. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to rate the health risk for the general U.S. public as low at this time.
The health, well-being and safety of our attendees is of the utmost priority and SCCT continues to closely monitor health and safety updates and recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC, as well as state and local health organizations.
This is a small workshop, with space for a maximum of 20 attendees. SCCT will collaborate with Rush University Medical Center and other stakeholders to assess risk and develop an onsite readiness plan and explore rescheduling if necessary.
SCCT will continue to post updates as more information is available.
In the meantime, the CDC is recommending individuals receive the influenza vaccination and engage in everyday preventive measures to prevent the spread of germs and avoid illness, including frequent hand washing, covering your cough or sneeze and avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick.
Additional information on travel, prevention and situational updates is available on the CDC website and the WHO website. All attendees are encouraged to check the CDC's Traveler's Health Notices prior to departure.
We are looking forward to an enriching workshop in Chicago.
The registration fees for all workshops, academies and symposium are non-refundable or transferable. In the event that the educational meeting, workshop or event does not take place, registration fees will be refunded.