This is a multi-focused program in which discussion pertains primarily to the study of cardiac CT. However, because there are several methods used to assess heart morphology and function, this program compares and contrasts CT to invasive catheter angiography, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear, and PET scanning. This course includes examples of pathology associated with coronary vascular disease, and patient workup from diagnosis and treatment through follow-up.
By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to:
1. Review imaging modalities that provide evaluation of cardiac morphology, function, and vasculature.
2. Compare and contrast the imaging potential of computed tomography, catheter angiography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance, and sonography in the assessment of cardiac disease.
3. Recognize the mechanisms and vascular effects of atherosclerotic disease.
4. Describe the value of CT angiography and calcium scoring for coronary artery disease (CAD).
5. Define the anatomy of the heart’s major arteries.
This is an advance course on CT techniques. This course is ideal for professionals with a few years of experience in the field.
- Nuclear Medicine
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging