SCCT strives to give our community access to educational offerings designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of physicians, technologists and other who interpret cardiovascular CT. Education can be accessed through:
SCCT-run workshops Co-sponsored events Endorsed courses
SCCT's educational offerings cover the full range of cardiovascular CT activities. Our in-person, hands-on courses and training workshops are taught by a diverse roster of experienced and highly competent faculty.
Participants travel from all over the globe for access to the best training and the brightest minds in cardiovascular CT. They ask questions, enhance their skills and build relationships. Most importantly - they carry the momentum forward to their practice to deliver the safest and most effective outcomes.
CTA Academy: Cardiac CT for the practitioner
March 30 - 31, 2019
Rush University Medical Center
This workshop is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of physicians who interpret cardiovascular CT. It will encompass a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, and day to day clinical practice. Didactic lectures, image-based case examples, reviews of the key literature in cardiovascular CT, and question and answer sessions with faculty are designed to increase the competency and performance of the physician.
Congenital Heart Disease Workshop
April 13 - 14, 2019
Vital Images, Inc. Campus in Plymouth
This comprehensive course will focus specifically on the use of CT in patients of all ages with congenital heart disease (CHD). Patient preparation, image acquisition and interpretation will be discussed in a case based format using interactive workstations. Cases will reflect the spectrum of unrepaired and palliated/repaired CHD from neonate to adult. The goal audience is pediatric and adult cardiac imagers from either a cardiology or radiology background.
Procedural planning with cardiovascular CT: Focus on TAVR and LAA
April 26 - 28, 2019
University of Kentucky
This hands-on workshop will allow the learner to experience the broad aspects of post-processing CTA for the purposes of TAVR and left atrial appendage exclusion device procedural planning. Learners can expect to process approximately 50 cases over the course of the workshop.
2019 Board Review and Update Course
July 10 - 11, 2019
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
The course includes an expanded number of interactive sessions that will focus on the "core" knowledge that every practitioner of cardiovascular CT is expected to know, across a wide range of topics, as determined by the examination board of the CBCCT and the ACR. Course highlights include an end-of-course exam simulates the testing environment, audience response question and answer that accompanies every lecture, and two dedicated imaging review sessions with an expanded question and answer format.
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SCCT2019 Hands-on workshops
July 10 - 11, 2019
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
SCCT offers five specialty hands-on workshops designed to give an in-depth look at targeted techniques and technologies. Workshops will be held on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 and are pre-program events SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting and requires separate registration
SCCT/IAS Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Symposium
July 11, 2019
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
This interactive symposium – which will feature some of the most prominent leaders in preventive cardiology - will provide an overview of the changing landscape of preventive cardiology and an update on novel therapies and risk assessment tools for preventing cardiovascular disease. Learn how to incorporate the latest advances in pharmacologic and lifestyle interventions for lowering cardiovascular risk.
CTA Academy: From coronaries to TAVR
September 28 - 29, 2019
Embassy Suites Crystal City
This workshop is designed to describe CT assessment of coronary disease using a workstation-based teaching method and support from renowned faculty to demonstrate its practical applications. It will inform and educate delegates on the strengths and weaknesses of cardiovascular CT, in the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) and the increasing clinical implication for CCTA and new areas of development such as TAVR and Left Atrial Appendage and FFR CT.
Procedural planning with cardiovascular computed tomography: TAVR and Beyond
November 8 - 10, 2019
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Wond'ry
Participants will learn how to use cardiovascular CT to optimize clinical outcomes in TAVR with a focus on annular sizing, device selection, and reduction in complications.
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Co-sponsored events are non-SCCT run educational meetings and course that benefit cardiologists, radiologist and other healthcare individuals with cardiovascular CT education. SCCT endorses the educational program and faculty selection of these events.
International Cardiac CT Course
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
New Delhi, India
Description: Hands-on training programme in coronary CT angiography interpretation for intermediate and advance users. These intensive two-day training courses with expert faculty provide a unique opportunity to improve your cardiovascular CT reading skills through personal hands-on training at workstations, with immediate feedback through Invasive Coronary Angiography for every case.
Faculty: Dr. Mona Bhatia, MD, FRCR(UK), FSCCT(USA)
Director and Head of Department, Radiodiagnosis and Imaging
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi
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Endorsed courses are non-SCCT run training programs that have been reviewed by the SCCT Education Committee to ensure a high level of quality.
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Cardiac CTA Live (50 Live Cases)
April 19 - 20, 2019
Chandler Regional Medical Center
Description: 2 Day course with a minimum of 50 Live Cardiac CTA Patient Scans. An additional 100 CTA cases are available.
Director: Roger Bies, MD
Faculty: Carter Newton, MD and Roger Bies, MD
Training Course Cost: $2,500.00 (discount code for 10% discount is scct2018)
John Hopkins Cardiac CT Practicum: The Total Experience
2019 Dates: January 14 - 18, February, 11 -15, March 11 - 15, April 8 - 12, May 6 - 10, June 17- 21
Johns Hopkins Bayview
Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Cardiology Division
Director: Edward Shapiro, MD
Faculty: Edward Shapiro, MD; Jeffrey Brinker, MD; Paul Hees, MD; Albert Lardo, PhD; Mahadevappa Mahesh, MD; Armin Zadeh, MD; Irfan Shafique, MD; Charles White, MD
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CT Angiography in Clinical Practice: Level I, II and III Certification
2019 Dates: January 21 - 25, February 18 - 22, March 11 - 19, April 15 - 19, May 20 - 24, June 17 - 21, July 15 - 19, August 19 - 23, September 16 - 20, October 14 - 19, November 18 - 22
Rochester Medical Center
Sponsor: Rochester Medical Center
Director: Pierre C. Atallah, MD, Diplomat, Certification Board of Cardiovascular CT
Faculty: Pierre C. Atallah, MD
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Cardiovascular CT Imaging
2019 Dates: January 21 - 25, February 18 - 22, March 18 - 22, May 20 - 24
Sentara Heart Hospital Cardiac Diagnostic Unit and Advanced Imaging Center
Sponsor: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Director: Mohit Bhasin ,MD
Faculty: Mohit Bhasin, MD; Robert McCray, MD; Sarah Joyner, MD
Amery Academy/Cardiac CT Angiography Training and Certification
Cardiac CTA Level 1 (4.5 days): January 12, January 28, March 25, May 13, June 8, August 19, October 21, December 9
Cardiac CTA Level 2 (4.5 days): January 12, January 28, March 25, May 13, June 8, August 19, October 21, December 9
Cardiac CTA Level 3 (4.5 days): January 12, January 28, March 25, May 13, June 8, August 19, October 21, December 9
CT Maintenance (2 days): January 12, January 30, March 27, May 15, June 10, August 21, October 23, December 11
CT Technologist (2 days): January 12, January 28, March 25, May 13, June 8, August 19, October 21, December 9
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Sponsor: Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT, FACC, FAHA, Chairman: Amery Medical Academy; Director: Cardiac CT Core Lab and Physician Training Center at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Director: Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT, FACC, FAHA, Chairman: Amery Medical Academy; Director: Cardiovascular CT Imaging at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Faculty: Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT, FACC, FAHA, Professor of Medicine: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Cardiac CT Training Certification
2019 dates: January 28 - February 1, March 25 - 29, May 13 - 17
CDCRC Building – 2nd Floor
Description: 4.5 day Cardiac CT Level 1, 2 & 3; 2 day Maintenance of Competence/Refresher; 2 day Peripheral CT Course, 2 day CT Tech Course; Extended Fellowships and Mentored Independent Study (1-12 months) available.
Sponsor: Cardiac CT Core Lab and Physician Training at Harbor-UCLA, Matthew J. Budoff MD, FSCCT
Director: Matthew J. Budoff MD, FSCCT, Director, Cardiovascular CT Imaging, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Faculty: Matthew J Budoff MD, FSCCT, Director, Cardiovascular CT Imaging, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Jay Thomas, MD, Assistant Professor Harbor UCLA Medical Center (peripheral only)
Cutting Edge Cardiac CT: Level 1, 2 & 3
CVMG of Southern California
Beverly Hills, California
Description: Five-plus day (Customize your own experience) Cardiac CT Level 1, 2 & 3. Return to site for additional training when needed as part of your enrollment and maintenance.
Sponsor: Cardiovascular Research Foundation of Southern California, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and Harbor-UCLA on site at Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California.
Director: Ronald P. Karlsberg MD, FSCCT, Clinical Professor of Medicine Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Faculty: Ronald P. Karlsberg MD, FSCCT; Matthew J. Budoff MD, FSCCT; Louise Thomson MBChB, FRACP; John Friedman MD, FSCCT
Budapest Level 2
Semmelweis University Hospital
Description: The use of Multi-Detector CT (MDCT) for the diagnosis of various cardiac diseases has become increasingly important in recent years. This is mainly due to the introduction of high performance cardiac CT scanners to routine clinical use.Cardiac CT is a robust tool for the assessment of the cardiac and vascular anatomy and detection of coronary artery stenosis. Coronary atherosclerotic plaque characterization and percutaneous coronary intervention planning will have an important role in cardiovascular medicine in the near future. Experienced Cardiology and Radiology clinicians from Semmelweis University have organized a 4-day comprehensive cardiac CT training course to teach “state-of-the-art” cardiovascular MDCT targeting both Cardiology and Radiology colleagues who already have experience in cardiac CT imaging.
Director: Pál Maurovich-Horvat, MD PhD MPH FSCCT, Béla Merkely, MD PhD DSc FESC FACC
Faculty: P. Maurovich-Horvat, MD, PhD, MPH, FSCCT, B. Szilveszter, MD, A. Bartykowszki, MD, Gy. Balázs, MD
Nijmegen Level 1
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Description: 3 ½ day comprehensive cardiac CT training to teach “State of the art” cardiovascular MDCT targeting both cardiology and radiology colleagues who are not yet fully experienced in Cardiac CT. Minimum of 50 cases reporting during the course. This course is followed by a level 2 course. Attendance of both level 1 and 2 fulfill requirements for SCCT Level 2 registration.
Faculty: P. Maurovich-Horvat, MD, PhD, MPH, FSCCT, M. Winkens MD, .J.P Lamfers, MD PhD, Prof. L Hofstra MD, PhD
Nijmegen Level 2
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Description: 4 ½ day comprehensive Cardiac CT training course with a minimum of 100 cases reporting during the course. The course is focused on Radiologists and cardiologists with previous experience in Cardiac CT. Together with the level 1 course (Dubai or Budapest) this course is sufficient for SCCT level 2 registration
Faculty: P. Maurovich-Horvat, MD, PhD, MPH, FSCCT, M. Winkens MD, E.J.P Lamfers, MD PhD, Prof. L Hofstra MD, PhD
Advanced Cardiac CT Course Level II
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Description: A 5-Day class offering 150 Cardiac CCTA cases. There is a variety of cases, which are appropriately diverse. Designed to meet the CCTA Certification Requirements for Level 2 CCTA of the SCCT. Classes begin on Monday with an introduction to the workstation cardiac software. As the hands-on course progresses, so does the case difficulty.
Directors: Ibrahim Danad, MD and Pranav Bhagirath, MD, PhD, Directors Amsterdam Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging, The Netherlands.
Faculty: Paul Knaapen. Interventional Cardiologist, Director Cardiac PET/CT and Professor of Interventional Cardiology, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Maksymilian Opolski, Interventional Cardiologist, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland. Dr Marco Götte, Imaging Cardiologist, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Mohamed Mouden, Fellow Cardiovascular Imaging, Isala Hospital, Zwolle, The Netherlands.
Cardiac CTA Level 1 and Level 2 Course
Philips APAC Center
Description: Level 1 Cardiac CTA Certified Course for Radiologists and Cardiologists: The course is a peer-to-peer workshop intended for cardiologists and radiologists seeking elementary knowledge in all aspects of scanning and interpreting cardiac CTA. There is also a combined Level 1 & 2 Cardiac CTA Certified Course being offered.
Faculty: Dr. Ben Ariff
UK Cardiac CT Course
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
London, United Kingdom
Schedule: 6-day combined Level 1 & 2 course, held twice a year.
Director: Dr. Tarun K. Mittal, MD, FRCR, FSCCT
Faculty: Dr. Ben Ariff (Cardiac Radiologist, Imperial College, London), Dr. Mini Pakkal (Cardiac Radiologist, Toronto General Hospital), Sue Edyvean (Physicist, Public Health England), Matthew Dunn (Physicist, Nottinghan University Hospital), Tito Kabir (Interventional Cardiologist), Toufan Bahrami (Cardiac Surgeon).
The London Cardiac CT Academy
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London , United Kingdom
Description: The London CT Academy was founded in 2015 with the sole aim to provide expert level cardiac CT training to those seeking to further their experience in this imaging modality. It developed from a desire to create a new style of premier CT Academy which placed the emphasis on the learner and novel teaching methods. The underlying ethos of the course is to deliver teaching in an informative and interactive manner to enhance the learning experience for our delegates. For this reason, the London CT Academy was the first in the world to offer a Level 1 online CT course to all delegates as pre-course material prior to attending the on-site Level II Academy. This introduction enabled the delegates to spend more time on the workstations and to maximize their experience and learning from the on-site expert faculty.
Faculty: Dr. Ronak Rajani, Dr. Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Dr. Ben Ariff, Dr. Peter Ball, Dr. Edward Barden, Dr. Arjun Nair, Dr. Ioannis Ntalas, Dr. Rebecca Preston