Prerequisite: Physician Level II Training Certification
This course entails fulfilling requirements for Physician Level III Training Certification credentialing.
In this four and one-half day offering attendees will be proctored to perform an additional 150 cases including 50 live cases by operating a 3–dimensional workstation to extract pertinent information from a thoracic volume of interest (VOI), then analyze and interpret thecardiovascular findings systematically, using CT method, toconstruct a complete and accurate Cardiovascular CT Report, judge the quality of Cardiovascular CT studies and its relationship to cardiacCT technical factors including the advantages and disadvantages of varioustypes of cardiovascular CT scanners: 32 slice, 64 slice, 256 slice, and dual source CT.
Characterize plaque density and vulnerability for individual lesions, differencebetween abnormal findings and image artifact, and caveats of stenosisestimation including the effect of window and level view settings. Evaluate regional contractility, calculated estimation of ejection fraction,myocardial resting perfusion, native and mechanical valves, and pericardial disease.