HeartFlow CT Applications Support
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).
- Site Startup: HeartFlow’s implementation team, including CT Applications specialists and Clinical Account Managers, actively work with sites to ensure they can achieve acceptable image quality for HeartFlow Analysis. HeartFlow performs a baseline evaluation of CCTA quality and provides detailed image quality feedback and observations of site’s practices (note: this baseline review is conducted following HeartFlow’s on-site assessment and review training on best practices for CCTA and a review of the SCCT guidelines). Training and educational materials are provided to imaging physicians and radiographers on SCCT cardiac CTA guidance and image specifications for the HeartFlow Analysis. In addition, training on the use of the HeartFlow Analysis is provided to radiologists, radiographers and cardiologists, as well as other support staff.
- Continuous Monitoring: HeartFlow’s CT Applications team works with customers to ensure imaging quality continues to be sufficient for HeartFlow Analysis. HeartFlow monitors quality and acquisition parameters, and routinely reviews cases and best practices with sites to optimize acceptance rates for HeartFlow Analysis.
- Education Programs: In addition to site-specific education, HeartFlow sponsors educational events at large conferences, symposia, etc., and supports physician continuing education. HeartFlow offers education programs for Radiographers and Clinicians alike, including physician-led videos, webinars, peer-to-peer discussions, and instructor-led programs (including some with SOR or category A ASRT Credits).
1 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.
2 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.
3 CT Coronary Angiography Service Specification from the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (BSCI) – May 2012.