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Founded in 2005, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is the international professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT), with members from over 60 countries. SCCT is a community of physicians, scientists and technologists advocating for research, education and clinical excellence in the use of CCT. 

 

Mission

To improve health outcomes through effective use of cardiovascular CT.

 

Five-year Strategic Priorities and Objectives

1. Promote quality of care and effective use of cardiovascular CT

  • Develop evidence-based guidelines and expert consensus documents
  • Lead efforts in implementation of expert consensus statements, appropriate use criteria and guidelines
  • Collaborate with other organizations on strategic efforts to promote effective adoption and utilization of cardiovascular CT

2. Enhance education on optimal performance and appropriate clinical utilization of cardiovascular CT
  • Identify educational gaps and unmet needs
  • Provide contemporary updates on all aspects of cardiovascular CT, including patient selection, image acquisition and patient management
  • Offer diverse education programs, including both in-person and online programs to reach a variety of learners as effectively as possible
  • Develop and implement interactive online education
  • Increase educational programs in other scientific meetings and/or platforms that are focused on end users (i.e., primary care physicians, emergency department physicians, cardiologists, radiologists)

3. Improve patient and provider access to cardiovascular CT
  • Increase advocacy efforts focused on improving coverage for coronary artery calcium scoring and coronary CT angiography
  • Improve access to cardiovascular CT exams via reducing administrative burden (e.g., pre-authorization) 
  • Improve reimbursement by both private and public payors to reflect technical and professional resources/cost of providing cardiovascular CT exams 

4. Engage clinical care providers 
  • Increased engagement with physicians and technologists who perform cardiovascular CT via increased value of SCCT membership 
  • Engage non-cardiovascular CT performing physicians via educational efforts, participation in meetings, joint guidelines/statements, and other strategic efforts that will help reach “end-users” of cardiovascular CT
  • Increase international engagement and membership through in-person and online learning opportunities, as well as improved engagement with International Regional Committees

 

5. Increase public awareness of cardiovascular CT 
  • Educate and engage patients and the general public regarding the potential use and benefits of cardiovascular CT
  • Increase collaboration with industry, payors, and other societies in above efforts 

 
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