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Coronary CT Angiography

Time: February 18, 2011 to February 20, 2011
Location: ACR Education Center
Street: 1892 Preston White Drive
City/Town: Reston, VA 20191
Website or Map: http://www.acr.org/EducationC…
Phone: 800-373-2204
Event Type: course
Organized By: American College of Radiology (ACR)
Latest Activity: Nov 22, 2010

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Event Description

Coronary CT Angiography

Schedule & Registration
Feb. 18-20, 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Member Fee*: $4,000.00

Course Overview

This 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 over 150 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 using scanner simulation technology. Preparation material for this course can be found here. (registration required)

Course Directors

Amar Shah, MD
Assistant Professor Radiology, New York Medical College
Director, Cardiac and Vascular MR and CT

Joe Y. Hsu, MD
Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this conference, 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

Attendees will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency that includes the number of cases reviewed, which can be attributed to the case requirements specified in the ACR Practice Guideline for the Performance and Interpretation of Cardiac Computed Tomography.

Required Course Materials

In order to ensure you have a great experience, we have pulled together material for the CTA course to make sure you are adequately prepared to complete the requirements of this course.

* Members-in-Training fee is 50% off member rate. Attendees who register 3 months in advance will receive a $250 discount (Member-In-Training: $125 discount). Late registrations received within two weeks of the course will be charged an additional $500 (Member-In-Training: additional $250).

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