Course Information

Virtual Cardiac CTA Hybrid Course



Live 2 Day Course & Virtual CCTA 100

  • 50 Cardiac CTA Live Patient Cases
  • 100 Mentored Cardiac CTA Cases Online
  • Maximum of 57 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™


Cardiac CTA Level 2 Certification combines Cardiac CTA Live 2 Day 2024 Course with the Virtual Cardiac CTA 100. Both Cardiac CTA Courses are applicable toward Level 2 and Level 3 Cardiac CTA certification requirements as outlined by the ACR and SCCT.  The Cardiac CTA Level 2 Certification course provides hands-on training with a wide variety of pathology.  For more information on Cardiac CTA training level 2 and credentialing, please visit the FAQs page.  Please note that cardiac CTA certification still needs to be applied for through the proper credentialing organizations.  Dignity Health Cardiac CTA Course Link



  • Recognize radiation dose reduction techniques
  • Demonstrate how to accurately and succinctly report findings
  • Physicians properly perform and Interpret a Cardiac CT Angiography
  • Physicians appropriately select patients for Cardiac CT Angiography exams
  • Physicians separate artifacts from the pathology

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • Radiologists

Additional Information

  • Estimated time to complete Virtual Cardiac CTA 100: 40 hours
  • Internet connection is required for this course

The online activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Virtual CME. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 44 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Practice Gap

Performance and interpretation of non-invasive coronary CT angiography (CTA) involving the intravenous administration of 60 to 140 ml of iodinated contrast during a prolonged breath-hold is significantly more challenging than coronary calcium assessment. Understanding the anatomy, which is learned most directly from conventional coronary arteriography, is vital to appropriate performance and interpretation. However, not all practitioners will have adequate understanding of the coronary distribution and anatomy. The tortuosity of the vessels and limited temporal resolution (MDCT) or spatial resolution (EBT) contributes to this difficulty. This course is intended to assist practitioners in demonstrating competence in analysis and interpretation of cardiovascular angiographic data, which is necessary for clinicians to obtain both clinical expertise and to become technically competent in 2D and 3D rendering using a computer workstation.


Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships for Cardiac CTA Live 2 Day course are on file at Chandler Regional Medical Center.

Faculty members Dr. Roger Bies and Dr. Carter Newton, planning committee member Robert Graham, and the University of Arizona CME reviewers Dr. Randa Kutob and Robert Amend have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Current Approval Period: 8/16/2021 – 8/15/2022

Original Release Date: 8/15/2011 Most Recent Review: 8/16/2021

Accredited Providers Contact Information:
Chandler Regional Medical Center
1955 W. Frye Road
Chandler, Arizona, 85224

University of Arizona Continuing Medical Education
PO Box 245121
Tucson, AZ 85724-5121
Phone: 520-626-7832