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Images in Cardiovascular CT: Case reports published in JCCT

The SCCT Images in Cardiovascular CT case library showcases the best use of cardiovascular imaging and offers members an educational look at various clinical scenarios.  Accepted SCCT case reports are published in the society’s journal - the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography as open access.  Cases will be citable on PubMed.

In addition, SCCT members receive complimentary access to the Images in Cardiac CT archive in the SCCT Learning Center, and many of the cases will include free CME.

Have an interesting case you'd like to share?  Submit your case to JCCT.

SCCT welcomes the submission of cases from all members, including members-in-training.

 

Description

Images in Cardiovascular CT case reports should contain concise statements on patient presentation and further management and must not exceed 400 words. High-quality figures are essential; supplementary files (such as correlative images from other modalities, surgical photographs etc.) are strongly encouraged. Figure legends are not to be provided separately, much rather, the figures should be referred to and, if necessary, explained, in the body of the manuscript.

No abstract is required and no more than two references are permitted.

To support the provision of CME credit, authors will be asked to supply three (3) multiple choice questions pertinent to the case, along with five (5) possible answers each, one of which is correct.  These will be requested following acceptance. 

Instructions for Submission

All submissions should be sent to JCCT.  Download a Word template for submission.  For more detailed instructions see the JCCT website. Please read all of the following instructions carefully before submitting. 

Questions? Contact education@scct.org

The case should include:

Title

Maximum of 20 words

Author(s)

  • First name, surname and institution(s) should be provided for each author.
  • An email address for the corresponding author must be provided

Narrative

  • The text of the submission should be limited to 400 words. This should focus on the utility cardiac CT played in the clinical pathway, and include concise statements on the clinical history, management and outcomes.
  • Utilize standard CT terminology according to SCCT guidelines.

References

  • Maximum of two references.
  • References should be formatted according to JCCT guidelines.

Figures

  • There is no minimum or maximum limit to the number of images that can be submitted. However, only send images necessary to convey the case and teaching points.
  • Descriptions of the images should be embedded within the case report with reference to the relevant images provided within the text. Do not provide separate figure legends.
  • The file names should be "Figure 1", Figure 2", etc. as references in the text.
  • Do not embed figures within the text.
  • All images should be anonymized. 
  • Videos must be MP4 files.

Multiple choice questions

To support the provision of CME credit, authors must supply three (3) multiple-choice questions pertinent to the case, along with five (5) possible answers each, one of which is correct.  These will be requested following acceptance. 

Review Process

All cases will undergo a full JCCT editorial review process prior to consideration for publication.

Cases are judges according to the quality, clinical importance and educational value of the case and images provided.

Submissions are subject to editorial modification for style uniformity.

Copyright and author responsibilities

When possible, avoid mention of proprietary products.

No copyright transfer of image ownership is required. The copyright for the submitted materials remains with the authors.

Disclaimers — A conflict of interest form is required for submission.

Permissions — The authors must obtain permissions from the publisher of the original sources when material is reproduced. This permission must include reproduction for website/online use. 

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