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BSCI Trainee Committee Post Vacancy

We are pleased to announce that the BSCI/BSCCT trainee committee is now looking for new members to join our enthusiastic and friendly team. This is a fantastic opportunity for cardiology and radiology trainees who have an interest in cardiac imaging to get involved in the behind the scenes work of the society.

As a committee, we are passionate about improving access to training and education in cardiac imaging for our trainees across the UK. We have great links with both UK and international leaders in cardiovascular research and are always looking to support new projects from our committee members. We also have a flourishing social media presence through which we actively promote the ongoings of the wider society.

We want new committee members who are enthusiastic about connecting with other trainees and representing the interests of the trainee body within the society. If you are keen to help influence local and national agendas relating to cardiac imaging training and to support fellow trainees, then this is the society for you.

As a committee member you would be expected to actively contribute to the activities of the trainee committee, including key initiatives set out by the BSCI executive committee such as the annual BSCI/BSCCT conference, and to attend monthly meetings online.

Interested candidates please send a CV and an expression of interest outlining what you think you can bring to the BSCI/BSCCT trainee committee to bscitraineecommittee@bsci.org.uk.

INCAPS COVID Survey

Over the past decade, the International Atomic Energy Agency, part of the United Nations family of organizations, has conducted a number of surveys of worldwide cardiac imaging practice.

The INCAPS team believes that it is important to understand the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on cardiac diagnostic testing practice worldwide. They have developed a follow-up survey to assess this impact and would be grateful for your participation.

There are 3 parts to the INCAPS COVID 2 survey:

1) basic data about you and your lab/facility (including information needed to include you in publications);

2) a series of questions about your lab/facility’s practices regarding COVID-19; and

3) an estimate of the numbers of different cardiac imaging procedures your lab/facility has done during the pandemic (April 2020 and April 2021) and during the baseline month of March 2019. If your lab/facility participated in last year’s survey, we only need you to provide the new data from April 2021. It  should take only 10 minutes of your time per lab/facility.

You can complete the survey here.If you are affiliated with multiple facilities/centres, we would be grateful if you would complete the survey separately for each centre. The deadline for completing the survey is May 31. The survey can be completed in more than one sitting if using a single computer.

 

See the full letter of invitation to participate below

INCAPS-COVID-2-Invitation-to-Potential-Participants

BSNR Easter Lecture

Following on from the popular Christmas presentation by Professor Wolfe, the BSNR would like to invite you to attend a follow up Easter Lecture at 6 pm on Wednesday 21st April.

This is entitled “Missing the Gorilla: Radiology, Inattentional Blindness and the Law” and is to be given by the nationally renowned Paul Sankey, one of the country’s leading Clinical Negligence solicitors and a particular expert on how the law views ‘errors’ in radiology. So whereas Professor Wolfe talked about why radiologists miss things on scans, Paul will be talking about what happens when radiologists miss things on scans.

Paul is a fantastic speaker, and this subject is essential hearing for all of us. Professor Wolfe will also be present as a panel member.

Click here to register.

M Tech Funding Mandate for CT FFR

NHS England via Medtech have released a new policy for commissioners to accelerate the uptake and use of several novel technologies Including Heartflow FFRCT. This replaces central funding of this technology from April 2021.
Further information that may be of use to members is provided below.

Guidelines on reporting cardiac calcification on non-gated thoracic CT

The BSCI/BSCCT, in collaboration with the British Society of Thoracic Imaging (BSTI) have released a consensus document on the reporting of coronary, aortic valve and cardiac calcification on non-gated thoracic CT.

This has been published in the British Journal of Radiology.

It aims to provide guidance for radiologists for reporting incidental coronary and cardiac calcification on routine thoracic CT performed for non-cardiac indications without electrocardiogram gating.

See here for more information

Congratulations to Dr Williams and colleagues on the publication of this important guideline.

BSCI/BSCCT consensus on Research priorities in cardiac imaging: Now in BMJ OpenHeart

Thank you to all members who participated in the 2019 Survey on research priorities in cardiac imaging.

We are glad to share the interesting results which have been published in BMJ OpenHeart, identifying and ranking research priorities in cardiac imaging.

Please see the article here.

Thank you for your participation and Congratulations to Dr Young and colleagues!

BSCI Scientific Abstracts published in Heart

Our BSCI Meeting was unfortunately not able to proceed this year due to the current climate with COVID.

However, you can still keep up to date with the latest ground-breaking research in cardiac imaging.

What are the greatest minds in the United Kingdom doing to improve the lives of patients with cardiovascular disease?

See our BSCI Scientific Abstracts published as a supplement in Heart BMJ here to find out more.

Image of the Year Winner

Congratulations to Matthew Spurr and colleagues, our BSCI Image of the Year Winner.

See his interesting case which has now been published in EHJ Case Reports here.

If you have any interesting cases, please see more details here on how to submit it to our Image of the Month and stand the chance to have your case published in EHJ Case reports.

BSCI Webinar Series

The BSCI are glad to be introducing a series of webinars where experts in the field cover interesting topics in cardiac imaging and share tips and tricks.

Further information is available here.

BSCI Meeting 2020- Postponed

Due to the unforeseen circumstances with COVID-19, the BSCI Autumn 2020 Meeting has been postponed to 2021.

Please see here for the full statement from our President and further details on the rescheduled meeting.

CT TAVI Collaborative results

The results of our CT TAVI Collaborative have been recently published in the BMJ. See the full paper here.

A big thank you to all those who participated.

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