Course Information

Virtual Cardiac CTA



  • Cardiac CTA Level 2 Course Lectures
  • 100 Mentored Cardiac CTA Training Cases
  • TeraRecon 3D Visualization Cloud
  • Maximum of 44 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™


This online Cardiac CT course is a combination of lecture and hands on training with case review. Students will view Cardiac CTA Level 2 video lectures from Dr. Carter Newton and Dr. Roger Bies and work with 100 Cardiac CTA cases. Students manipulate and interpret the Cardiac CTA training cases using a full functioning online 3D workstation Cloud. Cardiac CT case findings are compared with cardiac CTA training video case reviews from Dr. Carter Newton and Dr. Roger Bies. During the video case reviews, students have the choice of watching a full case review, or a brief video summary of the highlighted the cardiac CT findings. This online Cardiac CT course also comes with two, one hour classroom webinars with our expert trainers Dr. Newton and Dr Bies. Webinars can be used for CCTA topic discussion, case reviews and, over reads of a student’s Cardiac CT cases. Cardiac CTA training 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 al, JACC 46:2005;383-402).


  • Physicians properly perform and Interpret a Cardiac CT Angiography.
  • Physicians appropriately select patients for Cardiac CTA exams
  • Physicians separate artifacts from the pathology
  • Understand and implement Cardiac CT Angiography imaging techniques to minimize contrast and radiation risk

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • Radiologists

Additional Information

  • Estimated time to complete this activity: 44 hours
  • Internet connection is required for this course
This 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.


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: 8/16/2023 – 8/15/2025

Original Release Date: 8/15/2011 Most Recent Review: 8/16/2023

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