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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




Computed Tomography Imaging in the Context of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) / Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Expert Consensus Document (2019)

2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/ABC /ACPM/ADA/AGS/ApHa/ASPC /NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol

Appropriate Use Criteria

Performance and Acquisition

Updated NICE Guidelines


Interpreting and Reporting 2014 update

Patients presenting with acute chest pain

2013 SPECT/CT and PET/CT

Radioation dose, and dose optimization

May 24, 2011 "Standardized Medical Terminology of Cardiac Computed Tomography"

American Society of Echocardiography Clinical Reccomendations for Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging of Patients with Hypertropic Cardiomyopathy

Management of Patients with Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease (2011)

Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Asymptomatic Adults (2010)

Performance of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography

Interpreting and Reporting of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography

American Society of Echocardiography Clinical Recommendations for Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging of Patients with Pericardial Disease
















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.



AUC for Utilization of Cardiovascular Imaging in Heart Failure (2013)

AUC for diagnostic Catherization (2012)

AUC Coronary Revascularization Focused Update

AUC for Echocardiography (2011)

AUC for Cardiac Computed Tomography (2010)

AUC for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging (2009)

AUC for Coronary Revascularization (2009)

Clinical Competence Statement on Vascular Imaging with Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (2007)

AUC for Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography (2007)

AUC for Cardiac Computed Tomography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2006)

Consensus update on the Appropriate Usage of Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography























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.


Women's Imaging Expert Consensus (2018)

CAC-DRS: Coronary Artery Calcium Data and Reporting System

Optimal Use of Ionizing Radiation in Cardiovascular Imaging (2018)

Clinical indications for coronary artery calcium scoring in asymptomatic patients

Computed Tomography Imaging in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease Part I: Rationale and Utility

Computed Tomography Imaging in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease Part II: Technical Recommendations

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring by Computed Tomography in Global Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and in Evaluation of Patients with Chest Pain (2007)

Computed Tomography Imaging Before Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)/Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Multi-modality Imaging Evaluation of Cardiovascular Complications of Radiotherapy in Adults


























Scientific Statements

Training Statements


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