The Leader in Cardiac CT Education

Continuing Experience in Cardiac CT

Maintaining Competency at Level 2/3

Division of Cardiology Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center presents Cardiac CT: Continuing experience

An intensive two day course designed to maintain level 2 - 3 competency and interpretation of cardiac CT day as recommended by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association

Course Directors:
David E. Bush M.D.
Edward P. Shapiro M.D.

Paul S. Hees Ph.D.

Who Should Attend:
This activity is intended for cardiologists, radiologists and physicians is to have achieved level 2 or level 3 training and desire mentored review of additional cases to maintain competency or gain further experience.

Activity Description:
This activity is held approximately quarterly at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, in a multimedia classroom designed specifically for the learner’s needs. This workstation based training program is designed to need current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/SCCT requirements for maintenance of competency. Each participant will have their own workstation to use throughout the activity and will receive personal attention and instruction by the activity faculty. A faculty member will use a workstation which projects to the front of the classroom to demonstrate various aspects of the cases being reviewed. Fifty cases that demonstrate a variety of pathology including coronary artery disease, bypass grafts, stents, anomalies, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, electrophysiology etc, will be reviewed, and clinical correlation presented. Major new findings in cardiac CT and advanced topics are also discussed.

Participants have found this two day session to be useful as a refresher, and to satisfy the requirement to read at least 50 cases per year to maintain level II qualifications. The cases from this activity can also be applied toward requirements for Level III certification.

Learning Objectives
After attending this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Interpret cardiac CT angiograms with greater skill confidence
  • Apply current criteria for patient section and preparation
  • Practice and perform advanced workstation techniques
  • Apply results of recent CT studies in clinical practice


Accreditation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Statement The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials. Some equipment utilized in this course was provided by an unrestricted grant from Toshiba.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, ALPHA CENTER, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 5210 Alpha Commons Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 Conveniently located off Interstate 895, the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is the site of the meeting. Directions to campus parking will be mailed with your confirmation notice, or visit our website to access this information,† Handicapped parking is available. Johns Hopkins is smoke-free.

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