Course Information

Virtual CTA Live 2 Day Course

 

$2,250.00

  • 50 Live Patient Scan Cardiac CT Cases (A&A1)
  • Individual 3D Workstation
  • Maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
  • Endorsed by the SCCT

Overview

Cardiac CTA Live Patient Scan Course at Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, Arizona. This 2024 Cardiac CT Course is designed to provide Live CT Patient Scans and workstation review for a minimum of 50 cases: 25 Category A Live Cases and 25 Category A1 Live Video Cases. All cases are applicable towards Cardiac CTA Level 2 and Level 3 credentialing requirements outlined by the SCCT. This Cardiac CT course is endorsed by the SCCT and live cases are selected to emphasize appropriate patient selection for cardiac CTA, as well as to illustrate the totality of scanning, reporting and management of clinical issues. The cases will draw from a wide spectrum of studies emphasizing the range of findings encountered in a typical hospital implementation of a cardiac CTA service line. The topics for core knowledge in cardiac CTA are integrated into the lecture and hands-on format. This course will provide attendees with the training needed to become an accomplished, confident and independent cardiac CTA reader able to formulate an appropriate CT exam set-up. Dignity Health Cardiac CTA Course Link

Objectives

  • Apply appropriate patient selection and scanner setup
  • Recognize radiation dose reduction techniques
  • Differentiate artifacts from true pathology
  • Demonstrate how to accurately and succinctly report findings

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • Radiologists

Additional Information

  • Estimated time to complete this activity: 17 hours
  • Maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Online Cardiac CTA CME

Dignity Health – East Valley is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers’ Office of CME is committed to providing quality continuing medical education for physicians. To ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities, any individual who is in a position to control the content of the educational activity (i.e., course or activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors) must disclose all relevant financial relationships and the nature thereof that they have with any ineligible companies.

Dignity Health – East Valley is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Dignity Health – East Valley designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.

Practice Gap

Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (cardiac CTA) has proven itself as an accurate, safe, non-invasive alternative to other older imaging technologies. Specifically cardiac CTA can detect significant stenosis in the coronary tree, as well as reliably exclude the presence of coronary disease in patients with risk factors and atypical symptoms. Subclinical disease often missed by other common imaging techniques such as nuclear and ultrasound stress testing and even invasive coronary angiography is easily demonstrated by non-contrast and contrast CT imaging. Coronary anomalies and definition of non-coronary diseases of the heart can now be visualized in a way that may set the standard for quality and accuracy. Development of contrast and radiation dose saving protocols has made cardiac CTA a safer, quicker, less invasive cost effective procedure that will revolutionize the field of Cardiology. The appropriate use of cardiac CTA as a complimentary diagnostic and triage tool in the detection of heart disease is the primary focus of this educational experience.

Disclosures

Faculty members Dr. Roger Bies and Dr. Carter Newton have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Any individual who is in a position to control the content of the educational activity (i.e., course or activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CME) must disclose all relevant financial relationships and the nature thereof that they have with any ineligible companies. The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 24 months that create a conflict of interest.  Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CME activity. Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships are on file for this program.