Webinar: A 6 segment video by Dr. Guy Weigold sharing best practices for the acquisition of CCTA, image reconstruction, reducing artifacts, post processing techniques and interpretation of the results that lead to accurate clinical interpretation. The webinar also discusses cases that include FFRCT results and the impact of FFRCT in clinical decision making.
A 4 segment video by Dr. Jonathon Leipsic MD, FRCPC, FSCCT summarizing the rationale and best practices for administering nitroglycerin for acquiring CCTA in accordance with the SCCT guidelines. The video also highlights the effect of nitrates administration on the coronary vasculature, and ultimately the CCTA diagnostic accuracy.
The training provides 2.25 Category A ASRT credit hours. It reviews the current invasive and noninvasive technologies used to assess the coronary artery disease (CAD). The discussions also focus on how the growth of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) are answering patient and clinician questions more effectively than ever before.
CT readers can use this customizable poster to remind the referring cardiologist to order PO Beta Blockers.
Provides instructions and important reminders on CCTA acquisition protocols such as patient preparation, image acquisition, and image reconstruction. This poster can be created with site specific protocols and is intended to be displayed at the CT scanner console.
Reviews evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of CCTA, and the impact of CCTA on patient management and outcomes. CT readers and referring physicians can utilize this tool in their pre-authorization peer to peer discussions with the medical directors of various health plans.
HeartFlow’s field-based Clinical Account and CT Applications Teams help advance the site’s CT capabilities throughout the lifetime of their account. These teams use best practices and several education and teaching methods (including hands-on case reviews and training).
1 Abbara S, Blanke P, Maroules CD, et al. SCCT guidelines for the performance and acquisition of coronary computed tomographic angiography, Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomograph (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2016.10.002.
2 The Royal College of Physicians, the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging and The Royal College of Radiologists. Standards of practice of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) in adult patients. London: The Royal College of Radiologists, 2014.
3 CT Coronary Angiography Service Specification from the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (BSCI) – May 2012.