Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have Cardiac CTA Level 2 Certification once I complete the online cardiac CTA course?

Cardiac CTA Level 2 certification will depend on your current CME and cardiac ct case needs.  Virtual CME has a variety of course offerings to meet your needs at every level.  Verification and certification information can be found on this page.  For any questions regarding cardiac CTA level 2 certification, please contact us at info@virtual-cme.com.

Are Cardiac CTA course instructors board certified in Cardiac CTA?

Yes, all Virtual CME faculty members are board certified Level 3 trainers in Cardiac CTA.

Do I get to manipulate and review the cases?

Students taking the online cardiac ct course will review cases utilizing a full 3D visualization system. In the beginning you will watch the instructor review the first group of tutorial cases and then review the cases afterwards. Later, you review the cases and compare your results with the instructors review. Students have a choice of watching the full case review, or skipping to the Diagnosis portion of the video where stills of the findings are shown.

What are the online cardiac CTA Level 2 requirements?

The Virtual Cardiac CTA course provides 100 mentored cases with lectures. The mentored cases count towards the minimum number of mentored examinations interpreted according to the ACCF / AHA Clinical Competence Statement on Cardiac CT and MR (Budoff, et all, JACC 46:2005;383-402). The following websites provide information on verification and accreditation.

American College of Radiology – Practice parameter for cardiac CT

American College of Radiology – ACR Computed Tomography Accreditation

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) – Cardiac CTA Verification

Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT)

Do I need to be an advanced Cardiac CT reader to take your online courses?

No, our courses are designed for physicians at all levels. All cardiac CT courses have case review videos. The videos have two title sections (Full Case Review and Case Diagnosis). Novice readers have the ability to watch expert trainers review cases from A-Z. More experienced readers can focus on sections of interest using the table of contents within the video. For areas of difficulty, physicians are able to replay sections.

What kind of resolution can I expect?
All of our reviews and lectures are done in a high resolution. For an example please see video on home page.
What is the difference between the online cardiac CT course and the live cardiac CT course 2018?

Convenience and cost. Our online and live courses take a similar approach to training. Lecture, case review, and hands on training. However, Virtual CME live courses consist on live CT patient scans and the online course covers the cardiac CT case types seen on the cardiac CT board exam.

How does your course compare to other courses out there?

There are many excellent Cardiac CT courses in the market. In fact, our expert trainers have worked with many of the existing programs. The main ingredients of cardiac CT training courses are the same. You are going to listen to a lecture, watch the instructor review cases and then review the cases yourself. Typically, you will have your own 3D workstation. We provide all of this with a catch. Instead of trying to read as many cases as possible within a 3-5 day course while learning new material, we give you 60-90 days. You take the course at a pace and location that is convenient for you.