Level 1&2 Cardiac CTA Certified Course for Radiologists and Cardiologists

The vendor neutral course is a peer-to-peer workshop 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. It will enable participants to work towards interpreting cardiac CTA independently. This training has been endorsed and accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).

Course Information

Speaker

Dr Ben Ariff, Dr Lynette Teo

Country

Singapore

Venue

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

Status

Registration Closed

Registration Fee

SGD $2,500.00 per pax

*GST included

Seats Available

-

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Summary

The course has been specifically designed to meet both the case and CME credit requirements for Level 1 and 2 competencies as defined in the ACCF/AHA clinical competence statement guidelines. It will provide a interactive and hands-on review of 50 cases (Level 1) or 150 cases (Level 2) respectively.

Participants may apply either for the Level 1 component (2.5 days) or combined Level 1 and Level 2 (6 days).

The course uses both basic and advanced workstation features, many of which are applicable to all vendors and PACs software, allowing delegates to apply their skills across vendor platforms.

Components covered include; learning and familiarity with patient and scanner setup, contrast injection techniques, image acquisition and reconstruction, and post processing and interpretation. Live recorded cases are included to highlight practical points and emphasise tips and tricks to produce the best quality images at the lowest doses.

Attendees will receive a certificate reflecting appropriate AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits where applicable.

OBJECTIVES

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 (Level 2 course only).
  • 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 (Level 2 course only).
  • Understand the role of CT in the assessment of cardiac tumors and pericardial disease.

FEES & CME CREDITS

Level 1        : SGD 1,250 (incl. GST): RANCZR accreditation 51.75 CME points (2.5 days)

Level 1 & 2: SGD 3,750 (incl. GST) : RANCZR  accreditation 115.5 CME points (6 days)




Agenda

07:30 am - 08:00 am Registration
08:00 am - 10:30 am Workstation use and cardiac anatomy
10:20 am - 10:45 am Tea break
10:45 am - 11:45 am Coronary anatomy and standard nomenclature
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Physics of cardiac CT and reducing the radiation dose
12:45 pm - 01:30 pm Lunch
01:30 pm - 02:15 pm Patient preparation, cardiac drugs and protocols
02:15 pm - 02:45 pm Live case demonstration
02:45 pm - 03:15 pm Calcium scoring
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Tea break
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm Workstation session 1: Calcium scoring
05:00 pm - 05:30 pm Coronary Artery Anomalies
05:30 pm - 06:30 pm Workstation session 2: Interpretation of coronary anomalies
06:30 pm - 06:45 pm Summary and Conclusion day 1
07:30 am - 08:00 am Arrival - tea & coffee
08:00 am - 10:00 am Review method (3D card)
10:00 am - 10:15 am Tea break
10:15 am - 01:00 pm Workstation session 3: Native coronary artery disease
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunchtime lecture: applications of cardiac CT
01:45 pm - 03:30 pm Workstation session 4: Native coronary artery disease and live case demonstration
03:30 pm - 03:45 pm Tea break
03:45 pm - 06:30 pm Workstation session 5: Native coronary artery disease and live case demonstration
06:30 pm - 06:45 pm Summary and Conclusion day 2
07:45 am - 08:00 am Arrival - tea & coffee
08:00 am - 08:30 am Image optimization
08:30 am - 09:30 am Recap of cardiac anatomy and the 17-segment model
09:30 am - 11:00 am Work Station session 6: Native coronary artery disease and live case demonstration
11:00 am - 11:15 am Tea break
11:15 am - 01:00 pm Work Station session 7: Native coronary artery disease including CTO and infarction
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch - optional: lunch-time workshop, using the advanced Workstation
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm Cardiac Stents and CABG
02:00 pm - 02:00 pm END OF LEVEL 1 COURSE
02:45 pm - 03:30 pm Workstation session 8: Interpretation of stents
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Tea break
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Workstation session 9: Interpretation of stents
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm Review method for CABG and interpretation of CABG
06:30 pm - 06:45 pm Summary and Conclusion day 3
08:00 am - 08:30 am Arrival - tea & coffee
08:30 am - 11:00 am Workstation session 10: Interpretation of CABG
11:00 am - 11:15 am Tea break
11:15 am - 01:00 pm Workstation session 11: Interpretation of CABG and Mixed CAD cases including infarction
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm Acute Aortic Syndrome
02:45 pm - 03:30 pm Workstation session 12: Aortic pathologies and the acute aortic syndrome
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Tea break
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Stress imaging and CT FFR
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm Workstation session 13: Assessment of cardiac function and advanced workstation use
06:30 pm - 06:45 pm Summary and Conclusion day 4
08:00 am - 08:30 am Arrival - tea & coffee
08:30 am - 09:30 am TAVI assessment and annular measurements
09:30 am - 11:00 am Workstation session 14: TAVI assessment and valve disease
11:00 am - 11:15 am Tea break
11:45 am - 01:00 pm Workstation session 15: TAVI assessment and valve disease
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Dilated right heart, pulmonary hypertension and triple rule out protocols
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Workstation session 16: Dilated right heart and basic congenital heart disease
04:00 pm - 04:15 pm Tea break
04:15 pm - 06:00 pm Workstation session 17: Basic congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathies
06:00 pm - 06:15 pm Summary and Conclusion day 5
08:00 am - 08:30 am Arrival - tea & coffee
08:30 am - 09:30 am Pericardium and cardiac masses
09:30 am - 10:45 am Workstation session 18: Interpretation of the pericardium and cardiac masses
10:45 am - 11:00 am Tea break
11:00 am - 01:00 pm Workstation session 19: Extra cardiac findings and miscellaneous
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch-time lecture: Extra cardiac findings
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Recap and Review of Cases
03:00 pm - 03:15 pm Tea break
03:15 pm - 04:15 pm Workstation session: Test cases
04:15 pm - 05:30 pm Conclusion of course and certificates
05:30 pm - 06:00 pm Accrediting in cardiac CT, close and questions
06:00 pm - 06:15 pm Summary and Conclusion day 6
06:15 pm - 06:30 pm Q&A, feedback, certificate

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 Lynette Teo

MBChB (UK), FRCR (UK), MMed (Diag Radiol, NUS), FAMS, EBCR (European Board of Cardiac Radiology)

Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital Senior Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency ACGME-I Program, National University Hospital (NUH) Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Dr Lynette Teo is a Senior Consultant at Department of Diagnostic Imaging, NUH and NCIS. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom and her postgraduate degree from the Royal College of Radiologists, UK. Dr Teo received the Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) fellowship, Ministry of Health Singapore in 2006 to subspecialise in cardiothoracic imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College, United Kingdom. She has also been awarded the team HMDP in 2011 for a one-week stint at the Royal Brompton Hospital for further training in MR myocardial perfusion.

Dr Teo has a special interest in congenital heart disease, interstitial lung disease and colorectal imaging. Her research interests include cardiovascular magnetic resonance in congenital heart disease and colorectal imaging. She is also involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education and sits on several committees in the Radiology fraternity.