Level 1&2 Cardiac CTA Certified Course

The course is a peer-to-peer workshop intended for cardiologists and radiologists seeking elementary and advanced training in all aspects of Cardiac CT to gain intensive knowledge of scanning and interpreting cardiac CTA, based Level I & II accreditation.

Course Information

Speaker

Dr Ben Ariff, Dr Kwek Boon Han (Guest Speaker)

Country

Singapore

Venue

Philips APAC Center,
622 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319763

Status

Registration Closed

Registration Fee

SGD $3,750.00 per pax

*GST included

Seats Available

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Summary

The objective of the course is to provide comprehensive training towards Level 1 & 2 certification as per the recommendation of Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography’s best practice guidance and standards for performing Cardiac CT. This course is geared towards medical professionals such as radiologists and cardiologists. 

The course is an intensive 6-day course with ample time to go through the lectures and hands-on cases. 

Components covered include: learning and familiarity with patient and scanner setup, contrast injection techniques, image acquisition and reconstruction, and post processing and interpretation.

A total of 150 cases will be reviewed. Each participant will have their own workstation.

 

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency related to scanning procedures including scanner set up, patient preparation, indications and procedures for contrast use, image acquisition, and image reconstruction
  • List the current capabilities and limitations of cardiac CT, and understand how its limitations may influence image quality and interpretability and how they should guide patient selection
  • Account for artifacts and arrhythmias
  • Identify artifacts in cardiac CT images, and distinguish these from true pathology
  • Describe and apply techniques for optimizing data acquisition in cardiac CT, and how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes
  • Process and analyze increasingly complex cases including stent and CABG evaluation.
  • Correlate findings with cardiac catheterization.
  • Identify a variety of forms of cardiac and coronary pathology, commonly encountered in routine clinical practice, by the method of cardiac CT including cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease.
  • Analyze pre-TAVR CT work-up studies and perform annular measurements for TAVR sizing.
  • Understand the role of CT in the assessment of cardiac tumors and pericardial disease

 

Endorsed by:

  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

A total of 116 points may be claimed from The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist for attendance of the full course 

Attendees will receive a certificate reflecting appropriate CME credits.

 

Agenda:

Agenda

07:30 am

About Speaker

Dr Ben Ariff

MRCP, FRCR, PhD

Consultant Cardiac Radiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

Dr Ben Ariff is a consultant radiologist working at Imperial College NHS Trust, London and subspecialising in cardiac CT and cardiovascular MR, working within a multidisciplinary tertiary environment. He is level 3 accredited in cardiac CT (SCCT/BSCI) and CMR (SCMR); was an ESOR cardiac imaging fellow at Leiden University and has extensive experience in clinical pharmacology and general internal medicine, working at the International Centre of Circulatory Health and St Mary’s Hospital, having obtained CCT in both. He was awarded a PhD for his work focusing on carotid artery remodelling and the local haemodynamic effects of anti-hypertensive agents combining computational fluid dynamics with imaging techniques.

Dr Kwek Boon Han (Guest Speaker)

He was a consultant radiologist in Diagnostic Imaging, Singapore General Hospital when he left the public sector in 2005 to set up the Heart and Vascular Center, AsiaMedic Limited, that was the first site in the region to run a clinical service with the 64-slice CT scanner. Later, Dr Kwek Boon Han left for Asia HealthPartners where he set up the Imaging Centre, Asia HealthPartners, that is the first site in Asia to run a clinical service with MRI as well as the new CT platform and software for the 64-slice CT scanner. In the year 2003, Dr Kwek Boon Han completed a Cardiac and Chest fellowship in Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard under a government scholarship (HMDP). His present interest is in the application of advanced MRI techniques specifically in the fields of orthopaedics, brain, breast and cardiovascular imaging. Currently he is also attached to Advanced Medicine Imaging Center at Biopolis, an international biomedical research hub in Singapore.