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Cardiac CT

UPCOMING COURSE DATES

2016 & 2017

November 14 to 18, 2016
February 6 to 10, 2017 - Cancelled
April 3 to 7, 2017
June 5 to 9, 2017

PAST COURSES

2016
February 8 to 12, 2016
April 11 to 15, 2016
August 29 to September 2, 2016
 

2015
January 26 to 30, 2015
April 13 to 17, 2015
June 15 to 19, 2015
August 31 to September 4, 2015
November 2 to 6, 2015

COURSE OVERVIEW

This intensive five-day course is designed to provide a focused, comprehensive, and in-depth learning experience principally in cardiac CT with a ratio of one instructor to four students. The curriculum format assumes no prior knowledge and will accommodate trainees with varying levels of experience.Trainees will receive over six hours of personal workstation experience per day and progress through the ample caseload at a comfortable pace aimed to exceed the requirements for ACC Level 1 and ACC Level 2 for data manipulation and interpretation.

A unique educational environment has been created to provide an optimal learning experience.This course is run by friendly, experienced cardiac imagers with extensive and established backgrounds in teaching cardiac imaging. The state of the art facility is set within the heart of Toronto General Hospital’s medical imaging department, giving trainees access to three busy cardiac CT units (64 and 320 MDCT) and the opportunity to view live cases throughout the duration of the course.

See course dates for software to be used for training.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is intended for cardiologists, radiologists, fellows, and residents interested in learning about cardiac CT.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Completion of required cases manipulated and interpreted for ACC Levels 1 and 2.

Trainees will learn essential elements of cardiac CT including:

  • Principles of CT physics and image acquisition relevant to cardiac imaging
  • Technical requirements for cardiac CT
  • Dose reduction techniques
  • Setting up a cardiac CT practice, infrastructure requirements, patient preparation, patient scanning, data acquisition, processing, and post processing
  • Artefact recognition and compensation
  • Real-time work-up of live cases

Topics to be covered – Level 1 and 2:

  • Cardiac anatomy
  • Calcium score
  • Post-processing techniques
  • CT coronary angiography
  • Functional assessment
  • CT pulmonary venography
  • Non-cardiac findings
  • CT physics
  • Radiation dose
  • Optimization of image quality
  • Live cardiac CT demonstration using theAquilionONE 320 CT
  • Hands-on training and case review (over 150 cases) as follows:
  • Calcium score
  • CT coronary angiography
  • Pulmonary veins
  • Normal variant
  • Abnormal single vessel
  • Abnormal multi vessel

ACCREDITATION, CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION

Accreditation and Certification

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1:

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, up to a maximum of 5.0 hours for Section 1 credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 3 (Simulation):

This activity is an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto on 18/08/14. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 36.5 hours for Section 3 credits (credits are automatically calculated).

The American Medical Association - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to 41.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/continuing-medical-education/physicians-recognition-award-credit-system/other-ways-earn-ama-pra-category.page

This program has also been approved as a CPD Certificate of Completion for a total of 41.5 credits. To receive a certificate of completion, participants will be required to show competency through regular class participation and individual demonstration of skills during daily class review sessions.

Registration
Fee - The fee for this course is $7,500 and includes course material and daily continental breakfast. Please see discounts for CAR, OAR and U of T Faculty, fellows, and residents.

Note: for registration by fax or mail please contact the office of CEPD for a printable registration form.

Cancellation Policy
A $100 administrative fee will be retained if you cancel your registration for any reason. In order to receive a refund of the remainder of the balance, we must receive written notice two weeks before the beginning of the course; thereafter, no refunds will be made. The University of Toronto reserves the right to cancel events. Registrants will be notified at the earliest possible date in the event of a cancellation. Tuition fees for events cancelled by the University will be refunded; however the University will not be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause.

Accommodation
For accommodation, please visit the Toronto Tourism website:  http://www.seetorontonow.com/.  Many hotels will honour a discounted U of T rate, if available, so please mention when booking.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, is close to Toronto General Hospital.  To reserve at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel,  (remember to ask for the U of T rate):

Website: www.torontodoubletree.com 
Phone:  416-977-5000
Toll-free:  1-800-668-6600
E-mail:  reservations@torontodoubletree.com 

FACULTY

Dr. Narinder Paul, MRCP (UK), FRCR, FCPC
Professor and Section Chief for Cardiothoracic Imaging
University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging
Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Joint Department of Medical Imaging
narinder.paul@uhn.ca

Dr. Andrew Crean, MD, MRCP, FRCR
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging and
Cardiology
Staff Radiologist, Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging
Joint Department of Medical Imaging
andrew.crean@uhn.ca

Dr. Elsie Nguyen, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging
Staff Radiologist, Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging
Joint Department of Medical Imaging
elsie.nguyen@uhn.ca

Dr. Patrik Rogalla, MD
Professor
University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging
Staff Radiologist, Division of Abdominal and Cardiothoracic Imaging
Joint Department of Medical Imaging
patrik.rogalla@uhn.ca

Dr. Laura Jiménez-Juan, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging
Staff Radiologist, Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
laura.jimenezjuan@sunnybrook.ca

AIEC ADDRESS

University of Toronto Advanced Imaging and Education Centre
Toronto General Hospital
Peter Munk Building (PMB), Room 1 PMB 166
585 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2N2

For more information:

Lindy Hudson
Administrative Coordinator
JDMI, Toronto General Hospital
Munk Building, 1 PMB-298
585 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 2N2
phone; (416) 340-3372
fax: (416) 593-0502
lindy.hudson@uhn.ca