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Provisional Draft Scientific Program

  1. Day One-Tuesday August 18th 2020
  2. Day Two- Wednesday August 19th, 2020
8.00-8.30 am

Principles of Cardiac CT

Including CT scanner design, collimation, pitch, spatial and temporal resolution, exposure factors, SNR and CNR
8.30-.9. 00am

Principles of Cardiac CT

Image reconstruction (on scanner) and post processing (on workstation). Include kernels, intervals or phases, slice thickness and overlap, multisegment reconstruction, iterative reconstruction.Post processing using orthogonal views MPRs,CPRs,MIPs and volume rendering
9.00-9.30am

How to perform Cardiac CT

Patient preparation, ECG gating, contrast delivery principles, scanning protocols ( non vendor specific). Include SCCT recommendations
9.30-10.00am

How to perform cardiac CT

Recognising artefacts and possible solutions; How to scan in difficult everyday situations, including high or irregular heart rates, arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, very obese patients
Dr John Hoe
10.00-10.30am

How to perform cardiac CT

Radiation risks and safety in cardiac CT. Include Risks of medical radiation ,estimating dose and how to reduce dose
10.30-10.50am
10.50 -11.20am

How to read Cardiac CT

Calcium scoring How to do it and what it means. Update on clinical use, guidelines and prognostic utility
11.20-11.50pm

How to read Cardiac CT

Coronary CTA Anatomy with coronary cath correlation and coronary anomalies. Includes SCCT recommendations for terminology
11.50-12.20pm

How to read Cardiac CT

Coronary stenosis detection, quantification ,technique and pitfalls. Includes CTOs
12.20-12.50pm

How to read Cardiac CT

CT of non coronary Cardiac structures Myocardium, chambers ,valves and pericardium -including common congenital lesions and cardiac masses
12.50 -2.00pm
1.55pm-2.00pm

Why you need to be qualified and certified for Cardiac CT
2.00-2.30pm

Clinical Use Of Cardiac CT

Using cardiac CT in the workup of patients with stable and acute coronary disease Includes Appropriateness criteria and indications for cardiac CT- How to select appropriate patients for cardiac CT and how to use scan findings
2.30-3.00pm

Clinical Use Of Cardiac CT

Using coronary CTA pre and post revascularization - including coronary stents, bypass grafts-how to scan and report.
3.00-3.30pm

Clinical Use Of Cardiac CT

Using cardiac CT for Radiofrequency EP procedures, TAVR -how to scan and what to measure and report
3.30-3.50pm
3.50- 4.10pm

Pitfalls in interpretation of coronary CTA studies-how to avoid false negative and false positive studies.
4.10 -4.40 pm

Thoracic CT of non cardiac lesions you should recognise Including aorta, mediastinum and incidental lung nodules
4.40 -5.10pm

Coronary plaque imaging -how to use CT to characterize plaque. Includes update on prognostic studies and serial imaging
5.10 – 5.45pm
8.00-10.30pm

Read with experts-Cardiac CT clinical cases

Teaching cases to be shown by speakers using workstation with powerpoint slides and to illustrate teaching points from their lectures -5 cases per half hour ( 6 mins each case) Total-25 cases
10.30-10.45 am
10.45am-11.15 am

Read with experts-Cardiac CT clinical cases

Teaching cases to be shown by speaker using workstation with powerpoint slides to illustrate teaching points from their lectures -5 cases per half hour ( 6 mins each case) Total 5 cases
12.15-1.00 pm
1.00pm

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