Cardiac CTA Training

Course Description

The cardiac CTA course is designed to provide clinically orientated, hands-on observation and workstation review for a minimum of 50 cases: 25 Category A Live Cases and 25 Category A1 Live Video Cases. All are applicable toward Level II and Level III credentialing requirements outlined by the SCCT. This 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.

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • 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