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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 In-person courses & training workshops

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: From coronaries to TAVR

September 28 - 29, 2019
Embassy Suites Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia

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.

Workshop details


Procedural planning with cardiovascular computed tomography: TAVR and Beyond
November 8 - 10, 2019
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Wond'ry
Nashville, Tennessee

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.

Workshop details


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Co-sponsored events

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

DescriptionHands-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

View brochure                Website


Endorsed courses

Endorsed courses are non-SCCT run training programs that have been reviewed by the SCCT Education Committee to ensure a high level of quality. 

Would you like your course endorsed by SCCT? Apply online now.


United States

Cardiac CTA Live (50 Live Cases)
June 7-8, 2019
Chandler Regional Medical Center
Chandler, Arizona

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)

Website           Reviews


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
Baltimore, Maryland

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 

Website           Reviews           Reviews - 2016 and prior


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
Rochester, Michigan

Sponsor: Rochester Medical Center

 Director: Pierre C. Atallah, MD, Diplomat, Certification Board of Cardiovascular CT

Faculty: Pierre C. Atallah, MD, FSCCT; Carol Maffucci, ACNP

Website           Reviews       Reviews - 2018 and prior     


Innovation Health Services Cardiovascular CT: Intensive Level II Training Course and Introduction to 3D Vascular Angiography & Stress Perfusion CT 
2019 Dates:  
January 21 - 25, May 20-24, September 16-20, October 14-18, November 11-15

2020 Dates: January 20-25

Sentara Heart Hospital Cardiac Diagnostic Unit and Advanced Imaging Center

Norfolk, Virginia

Sponsor: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Co-Sponsor: Sentara

Director: Mohit Bhasin ,MD

Faculty: Mohit Bhasin, MD; Robert McCray, MD; Christopher Maroules, MD, FSCCT

Contact: 888-784-4763 ext. 4 or


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Amery Academy/Cardiac CT Angiography Training and Certification
2019 Dates:
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
Torrance, California

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 
Torrance, California

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

2019 dates: Decmeber 9 - 13
Semmelweis University Hospital
Budapest, Hungary

 DescriptionThe 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

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The Netherlands

Nijmegen Level 1 
CWZ Hospital
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
2019 dates: September 9 - 13
CWZ Hospital
Nijimegen, 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



TAVR and Advanced Cardiac CT 2 day Workshop
Philips APAC Center

Description: This training (Level 300) seeks to provide comprehensive hands-on training in the use of CT in the pre-TAVR assessment and will cover how to perform the various measurements crucial for TAVI sizing. The role of CT in cardiac structural work will also be explored, including the use of CT in post TAVR complications; the role of CT in the assessment of Paravalvular leaks and in the assessment of the left atrial appendage for closure devices.

Faculty: Dr. Ben Ariff



United Kingdom

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).

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The London Cardiac CT Academy

 2020 Dates: February 4 - 8                                                                                                                          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




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