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Coronary CT Angiography

Earn up to 33.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 SAM Credits
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June 4 - 6, 2018 | September 6 - 8, 2018 | December 7 - 9, 2018 |

Coronary CTA

Earn up to 33.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 SAM Credits

This three-day course is designed to optimize your clinical practice skills by providing intense training in interpreting coronary CTA examinations under the supervision of expert faculty. Participants use workstations with the same vendor software as in their own practice and 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.

Workstations: GE, Philips, Siemens, TeraRecon or Vital Images

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

Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Qualified on 09/08/2016, this activity meets the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 25 SAM Credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program.

6:00 p.m.

Workstation Refresher Session

7:30 p.m.

ACR Education Center Closes

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

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 #1

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review #2

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

CABG and Pulmonary Veins

3:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review #3

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

6:00 p.m.

Optional Time for Self Review of Cases

10:00 p.m.

ACR Education Center Closes

7:00 a.m.

Optional Time for Self Review of Cases

8:00 a.m.

Supervised Case Review #4

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Function and Valves

10:45 a.m.

Supervised Case Review #5

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review #6

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Indications and Technical Aspects of Coronary CTA

3:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review #7

5:30 p.m.

Break

6:00 p.m.

Optional Time for Self Review of Cases

10:00 p.m.

ACR Education Center Closes

7:00 a.m.

Optional Time for Self Review of Cases

8:00 a.m.

Supervised Case Review #8

9:45 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m.

Supervised Case Review #9

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review #10

3:00 p.m.

Course Concludes

Register for your mini-fellowship 90-days or more before the start of a course and you will automatically save $250.

Course Directors


Joe Hsu, MD

Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles Medical Center


Amar Shah, MD

North Shore — Long Island Jewish Health System
Cardiac and Thoracic  Imaging

Location

Date

Registration

Reston, VA June 4 - 6, 2018 Register
Reston, VA September 6 - 8, 2018 Register
Reston, VA December 7 - 9, 2018 Register
For additional information in planning your visit to Reston, please read our hotel and travel brochure.