Coronary_1400

Coronary CT Angiography

Earn up to 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 20 SAM Credits


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November 7 - 8, 2022

Coronary CTA

Earn up to 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 20 SAM Credits

This two-day course led by Joe Hsu, MD, Amar Shah, MD, and Jean Jeudy, MD, is designed to optimize your clinical practice skills by providing intense training in interpreting coronary CTA examinations under the supervision of expert faculty. Participants have access to nearly 100 cases. Most cases include clinical scenarios as well as coronary catheter angiography correlation. The course also covers technical considerations for obtaining optimal examinations for interpretation.

Workstation: Philips IntelliSpace

Course Materials
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If you have completed or are registered for an upcoming Coronary CTA course, access the course materials. 

Program and Learning Objectives


At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify normal cardiac anatomy, including coronary arteries, coronary veins, cardiac chambers, valves, and great vessels, as well as identify and describe the clinical importance of variant anatomy
  2. Describe basic technical aspects of coronary CT, including prospective versus retrospective gating, single-cycle versus multicycle reconstruction, temporal resolution, spatial resolution, scan parameters, and contrast-injection techniques
  3. Determine appropriate technique for administering beta blockers and nitroglycerin, with knowledge of absolute and relative contraindications
  4. Identify and describe how to improve examinations with artifacts, such as cardiac arrhythmias, ECG misregistration, and poor breath hold
  5. Describe the use of different post-processing techniques based on the appropriate clinical indication, including axial source images, multiplanar reconstructions, maximum intensity projections, and volume-rendered images

What Your Colleagues Are Saying


The faculty are really fantastic - excellent teachers, very friendly and helpful. I appreciate the vendor representatives - they are excellent instructors.

Excellent. I have done this course twice - once in my final year of residency (prior to having any substantial CTA experience) and now after more than a year of fellowship (with about 200 clinical cases) - and both experiences were very worthwhile. The class is great for both the novice and more experienced user - both can ask questions pertinent to their level of experience and see really good cases.

I have never been to an activity that is so directly applicable to my practice. I will be able to apply new techniques and refined expertise immediately.

Certificate


Attendees who interpret a minimum of 50 cases will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency stating they meet the case requirements as specified in the ACR Practice Guideline for the Performance and Interpretation of Cardiac Computed Tomography.

Accreditation Information


Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification American Board of Radiology:  This activity meets the ABR's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program.  Participation in this activity and successful completion of the corresponding evaluation component enables participants to earn up to a maximum of 20 SAM credits.  

Maintenance of Certification Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:  Through an agreement between the American College of Radiology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, MOC Program Participants may record self-assessment programs or simulation activities developed and accredited by the American College of Radiology in Section 3 of the Royal College's MOC Program.  

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please contact info@acr.org.

7:00 a.m.

Workstation Introduction

8:00 a.m.

Anatomy

8:30 a.m.

How to Report a Cardiac CT

9:00 a.m.

ACR Case Engine Introduction

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

CABG and Pulmonary Veins

3:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

6:00 p.m.

Optional Time for Self Review of Cases

8:00 p.m.

ACR Education Center Closes

7:00 a.m.

Optional Time for Self Review of Cases

8:00 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Function and Valves

10:45 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Indications and Technical Aspects of Coronary CTA

3:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

5:00 p.m.

Course Concludes

Course Directors


Joe Hsu, MD

Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles Medical Center

Jean Jeudy, MD

Jean Jeudy, MD

University of Maryland

Amar Shah, MD

Northwell Health
Cardiac and Thoracic  Imaging

Location

Date

Registration

Reston, Virginia November 7 - 8, 2022 Register

Air Transportation

The Westin Reston Heights is located just 10 minutes from Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is approximately 40 minutes from the hotel.

If you need assistance booking your flight, please contact Corporate Travel Planners (CTP Travel) at 1.888.317.7814. A travel agency fee will apply to all reservations.

Ground Transportation

The new Silver Line Metro Station at Wiehle-Reston East is just a few minutes from the ACR Education Center and connects Reston to Tysons Corner, Washington, DC, and the greater DC metro area.

Complimentary daily shuttle bus service will be provided between the Westin Reston Heights and the ACR Education Center for all registrants. A shuttle schedule will be available at the front desk upon check in.

Hotel

For each course, ACR works diligently to reserve the accommodations we need for our attendees. The hotel we choose for our annual conference is a safe, reputable, and centrally located property. The rates at the hotel are negotiated on behalf of attendees to be lower, more equitable, and more predictable over time than the regular rates offered to the public.

Westin Reston Heights
11750 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
703.391.9000 | 1.800.937.8461
 

Location

Date

Reservation Link

Reston, Virginia November 7 - 8, 2022 Book now 

 

Room Rate: $129/night ++

Reservation deadline: Seven days prior to each course.

Deposit: First room night deposit or guarantee with a major credit card.

Cancellation: Please notify the hotel at least 24 hours before arrival.

Rooms are available at the rates listed on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations made after the reservation deadline for each course will be accepted on a space-available basis.

If you have trouble receiving the ACR Education Center rate, please email ACR Meeting Services at meetingservices@acr.org.