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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'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.
Procedural planning with cardiovascular computed tomography: TAVR and Beyond
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.
CTA Academy Course
Mentored interpretation of coronary CTA on dedicated cardiac CT workstations. Learn to read cardiac CT scans using various post-processing tools, interpret coronary artery disease, and handle common artifacts. All cases will be accompanied by correlation with invasive coronary angiography and clinical scenario. Workshop includes 25 hands-on cases.
This broad-spectrum training course, delivered by a highly experienced team, will provide radiographers with a complete understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of the acquisition of Cardiac CT. This training will be delivered to candidates through a series of lectures and small group learning. The overall outcome is to provide candidates with the knowledge base and practical skills to competently perform Cardiac CT in their own workplace.
SCCT Winter|2020: Tel Aviv
The two-day main conference, featuring the leading clinicians and scientists in cardiovascular computed tomography, will present the latest research, provide you with insights into the future of the field and connect this with improved patient outcomes.
SCCT Innovation Series: AI and Machine Learning in Cardiovascular CT
The SCCT Innovation Series will bring together AI/ML developers, the clinical cardiac CT community and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the development, validation and clinical implementation of these technologies in cardiovascular medicine.
2020 Board Review and Update Course
July 14 - 15, 2020
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.
SCCT2020 | Seattle
SCCT2020 is designed to engage physician and healthcare professionals in a comprehensive exploration of the most current developments in the field of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, appropriateness criteria and clinical practice.
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.
Advances in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI: 35th Annual Case Review with the Experts
Description: A major national healthcare imperative for noninvasive imaging is for the tests that are used to provide value. Nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI studies provide powerful tools for diagnosis, risk assessment, and guiding management of selected patients with known or suspected cardiac disease. In the current environment, imaging must address the combined considerations of improving outcomes and containing costs. To this end, advanced cardiac imaging studies must be ordered on the right patients and optimally performed, interpreted, reported, and acted upon by physicians and allied health professionals. Additionally, effective methods to reduce radiation exposure need to be implemented to maximize patient safety. There is a clear need of physicians performing, interpreting and those who order the tests to understand the issues regarding value-based imaging and to optimally implement this understanding. We meet these educational needs through a live three-day symposium entitled: Advances in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI: 35th Annual Case Review with the Experts.
Faculty chair: Daniel S. Berman, MD, FACC
International Cardiac CT Course
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)
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.
Cardiac CTA Live (50 Live Cases)
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)
Coronary CTA in the Emergency Department: A Hands-On Workshop
November 9 - 10, 2019
Director: Ricardo Cury, MD, FSCCT
Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FAHA, FSCCT
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
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
CT Angiography in Clinical Practice: Level I, II and III Certification
Sponsor: Rochester Medical Center
Director: Pierre C. Atallah, MD, Diplomat, Certification Board of Cardiovascular CT
Faculty: Pierre C. Atallah, MD, FSCCT; Carol Maffucci, ACNP
Innovation Health Services Cardiovascular CT: Intensive Level II Training Course and Introduction to 3D Vascular Angiography & Stress Perfusion CT
2020 Dates: January 6-10, January 20-25, Feb 17-21, March 16-20, April 27-May 1, May 18-22, June 1-5
Sentara Heart Hospital Cardiac Diagnostic Unit and Advanced Imaging Center
Sponsor: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Director: Mohit Bhasin, MD, FSCCT
Faculty: Mohit Bhasin, MD, FSCCT; Robert McCray, MD; Christopher Maroules, MD, FSCCT
Amery Academy/Cardiac CT Angiography Training and Certification
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
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
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
HungaryBudapest Level 2
2019 dates: Decemeber 9 - 13
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
Israel Heart 2020 conference
Description: The upcoming meeting will focus on innovation in cardiovascular medicine, while combining original scientific contribution and invited lectures divided into plenary and parallel sessions in the various subspecialties. We are very proud to be hosting a large number of distinguished, world-renowned international guest speakers and leaders from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), The American Heart Association (AHA), the Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT), AFICARDIO (Franco-Israeli Association in Cardiology) and many more.
Porto CCT - a Level I course
2019 dates: October 24-26
Sponsor: Faculty of Medicine; University of Porto / Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Director: Nuno Bettencourt, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FSCCT
Nijmegen Level 1
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
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
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
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
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
UK Cardiac CT Course
6-day combined Level 1 & 2 course, held twice a year.
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