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Guidelines, Criteria & Consensus Documents
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Guidelines, Appropriateness Criteria and Expert Consensus Documents

SCCT’s mission is to develop evidence-based standards, guidelines, and recommendations relative to the clinical utilization of cardiovascular CT. SCCT is committed to developing guidelines and criteria for training and certification of individuals and accreditation of sites performing cardiovascular CT. SCCT advocated proactively for the appropriate use of cardiovascular CT, making certain that professionals who meet training and certification guidelines have equal opportunities in the delivery of these diagnostic procedures.

Committee Members

Upcoming Guidelines, Appropriateness Use Criteria & Expert Consensus Documents:

  • Evaluation, Interpretation and Reporting of Coronary Atherosclerosis Expert Consensus Document (2019 March/April JCCT Issue)
  • Myocardial Computed Tomography Perfusion Imaging Expert Consensus Document (2019)
  • Occupational Health Assessment for Coronary Heart Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline (2019)
  • Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography Expert Consensus Document (2019)




 Guidelines are reserved for areas in which there is a sufficient level of clinical evidence that can be graded and used to generate clear recommendations





Appropriate Use Criteria


Specification of when it is appropriate to perform a medical procedure or service. An appropriate procedure is one of which the expected health benefits exceed the expected health risk by a wide margin.























Expert Consensus Document


Evidence-based, incorporating a critical review of the literature, however used in instances with less robust published evidence and therefore supplemented by expert consensus.
















Scientific Statements

Training Statements


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