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About this course

This course, developed in collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), is for radiologists, cardiologists, radiographers/ technologists and other health professionals who want to learn more about this imaging modality. Previous experience in cardiac CT is not required.

The course will lead to SCCT level 1 accreditation. The learning outcomes are:

  • Understanding of the common cardiac CT examinations in order to better understand how to acquire cardiac images and to interpret them.
  • Ability to analyse cardiac CT images at SCCT level 1 competency such as calcium score, CT coronary angiography, TAVI.
  • Attain hands-on experience to analyse real cases from a database of 50 clinical cases, using dedicated software, as well as further supplementation through our web forum.
  • Basic understanding of future developments in the cardiac CT field.
  • Provide career advice and thoughts from well-known experts through exclusive interviews.

A MOOC on cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) will also be available on this platform in order to introduce you to this complementary cardiovascular imaging technique.

WEEK 1: Anatomy and common types of Cardiac CT
This MOOC will begin with a course on cardiac anatomy and common cardiac CT examinations (e.g calcium score, CT coronary angiogram, pulmonary vein CT and TAVI). You will also learn basics on contrasts agents.

WEEK 2: Role, Analysis & Reporting of Cardiac CT
In this section, we will teach you the role of calcium score, CT coronary angiogram, CT pulmonary veins and TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) and how to interpret those examinations. We will also explain the role and analysis of CT for planning atrial fibrillation therapy.

WEEK 3: Technology, Image Production and Post Processing
This section will cover the principles of image production at the scanner (e.g physics, adapted protocols, radiation exposure). You will also learn image post-processing for analysis.

WEEK 4: Specialized Utilization of CT
In the last section, we will introduce you to more advanced utilizations of cardiac CT (e.g Ventricular function, CT FFR, myocardial perfusion, spectral CT) and future developments in cardiac CT.

You will also have the opportunity to practice on clinical cases and discuss this through our web forum every week.