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Guidelines, Criteria & Consensus Documents
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Part of 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.

SCCT's guidelines and recommendations are developed and reviewed by the SCCT Guidelines Committee.

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Guidelines

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.

  Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Sponsored by ACC/AHA
Published 2019
  Management of blood cholesterol
Sponsored by AHA/ACC/AACVPR/ABC /ACPM/ADA/AGS/ApHa/ASPC /NLA/PCNA
Published 2018
  Performance and acquisition of coronary computed tomographic angiography
Sponsored by SCCT/NASCI
Published 2016
  Updated NICE Guidelines
Sponsored by NICE
Published 2016
  Interpretation and reporting of coronary CT angiography
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2014
  Patients presenting with acute chest pain
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2014
  SPECT/CT and PET/CT
Sponsored by SCCT/SNMMI/ASNC
Published 2014
  Radiation dose and dose optimization
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2011
  Standardized medical terminology of cardiac computed tomography
Sponsored by ASE/ASNC/SCMR/SCCT
Published 2011
  Multimodality cardiovascular imaging of patients with hypertropic cardiomyopathy
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2011
  Management of patients with extracranial carotid and vertebral artery disease
Sponsored by ASA/ACCF/AHA/AANN/AANS/ACR/ASNR/CNS/SAIP/SCAI/SIR/SNIS/SVM/SVS
Published 2011
  Assessment of cardiovascular risk in asymptomatic adults
Sponsored by ACCF/AHA
Published 2011
  Performance of coronary computed tomographic angiography
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2009
  Interpreting and reporting of coronary computed tomographic angiography
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2009
  Multimodality cardiovascular imaging of patients with pericardial disease
Sponsored by ASE
Endorsed by SCMR/SCCT
Published 2009

 

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.

  Coronary revascularization in patients with acute coronary syndromes
Sponsored by ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/STS 
Published 2016
  Utilization of cardiovascular imaging in heart failure
Sponsored by ACCF/ACR/ASE/ASNC/SCCT/SCMR
Published 2013
  Diagnostic catherization
Sponsored by ACCF/SCAI/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCCM/SCCT/SCMR/STS
Published 2012
  Coronary revascularization focused update
Sponsored by ACCF/SCAI/STS/AATS/AHA/ASNC/HFSA/SCCT
Published 2012
  Echocardiography
Sponsored by ACCF/ASE/AHA/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCM/SCCT/SCMR
Published 2011
  Cardiac computed tomography
Sponsored by ACCF/SCCT/ACR/AHA/ASE/ASNC/NASCI/SCAI/SCMR
Published 2010
  Cardiac radionuclide imaging
Sponsored by ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM 
Published 2009
  Coronary revascularization
Sponsored by ACCF/SCAI/STS/AATS/AHA/ASNC
Published 2009
  Vascular imaging with computed tomography and magnetic resonance
Sponsored by ACCF/AHA
Published 2007
  Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography
Sponsored by ACCF/ASE/ACEP/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR
Published 2007
  Cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
Sponsored by ACCF/ACR/SCCT/SCMR/ASNC/NASCI/SCAI/SIR
Published 2007
  Cardiac computed tomography angiography update
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2007

 

Expert Consensus Documents

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

   Computed Tomography Imaging in the Context of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) / Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Expert Consensus Document 
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2019
  Coronary computed tomographic imaging in women
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2018
  CAC-DRS: Coronary artery calcium data and reporting system
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2018
  Optimal use of ionizing radiation in cardiovascular imaging
Sponsored by ACC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT
Published 2018
  Clinical indications for coronary artery calcium scoring in asymptomatic patients
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2017
  CAD-RADSTM Coronary artery disease: Reporting and data system
Sponsored by SCCT/ACR/NASCI
Endorsed by ACC
Published 2016
  Computed tomography imaging in patients with congenital heart disease - Part I: Rationale and utility
Sponsored by SCCT
Endorsed by SPR/NASCI
Published 2015
  Computed tomography imaging in patients with congenital heart disease - Part 2: Technical recommendations
Sponsored by SCCT
Endorsed by SPR/NASCI
Published 2015
  Multi-modality imaging evaluation of cardiovascular complications of radiotherapy in adults
Sponsored by EACVI/ASE
Published 2013
  Computed tomography imaging before transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)/Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Sponsored by SCCT
Published 2012
  Coronary artery calcium scoring by computed tomography in global cardiovascular risk assessment and in evaluation of patients with chest pain
Sponsored by ACCF/AHA
Published 2007

 

 

 

 
    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)       
 
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