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Cardiac CT Visiting Fellowship with Optional Cardiac MR

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Cardiac CT Visiting Fellowship with Optional Cardiac MR

Time: April 11, 2011 to April 15, 2011
Location: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Street: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Website or Map: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/rad…
Event Type: fellowship
Organized By: University of Pennsylvania
Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2010

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Event Description

Cardiac CT Visiting Fellowship with Optional Cardiac MR Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

April 11-15, 2011

Learning Objectives

This fellowship has been designed for radiologists and cardiologists wishing to incorporate new cardiac applications of CT and MR technology into their clinical practice.

Topics include instrumentation, principles of patient selection, imaging protocols, study interpretation and reporting. Specific applications include ischemic, nonischemic, and congenital heart disease, valvular, pericardial, and electrophysiologic disease, and extensive coverage of coronary artery imaging.

Introductory cardiology topics will be provided for radiologists along with basic radiology principles (including non-cardiac pathology in the chest) for cardiologists. In addition, this activity will provide sufficient case material to satisfy guidelines for ACC/AHA Level I training in Cardiac CT and approximately one-half of the case requirements for Level II.

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
Part I
1. Utilize MR in CVI with increased knowledge of imaging methods and principles and the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology of common cardiovascular disorders.
2. Evaluate ischemic heart disease, congenital, valvular,myocardial and pericardial disease as well as cardiac tumors using MR.

Part II
1. Utilize CT in CVI with increased knowledge of imaging methods and principles and the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology of common cardiovascular disorders.
2. Select the appropriate patients and identify how to prepare them for Cardiac CT.
3. Use the correct techniques to perform Cardiac CT.
4. Evaluate atherosclerotic, valvular, congenital, and electrophysiologic disease using cardiac CT.
5. Describe relevant training guidelines for Cardiac CT & MR practice.
6. Independently process and interpret cardiac CT data sets.

Accreditation

The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 36.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Part I: 7.75 credits
Part II: 14.5 credits
Part III: 12.5 credits

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Faculty:
Course Director: Harold Litt, MD, PhD

William W. Boonn, MD
Benoit Dejardins, MD, PhD
Victor A. Ferrari, MD
Saurabh Jha, MD

Disclosures

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,Office of Continuing Medical Education, adheres to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. Faculty disclosure information will be made available in the conference materials and syllabi. Faculty members are also expected to disclose to participants any discussion of off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or devices during the presentation.

Tuition

Part I (Optional): $500
Didactic lectures in Cardiac MR

Parts II & III: $3500
Didactic lectures in Cardiac CT and 75 Cases for review over 1 1/2 days at individual post-processing workstation followed by faculty review, including 25 videotaped acquisitions towards Level II live case requirement.

Optional Two to Four Week Visiting Observership: $2500/week

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