Webinars

BSCI/BSCCT webinars

The BSCI are glad to be launching a series of webinars. These monthly webinars will be looking to cover hot topics in cardiac imaging as well as provide tips and tricks from experts in the field.

These are available for all members of the BSCI/BSCCT. Please click here to see how to become a member.

Tuesday 8 December 2020 5pm to 6pm

Annual General Meeting

Dr Gareth Morgan-Hughes

Downstream testing after CT coronary angiography following NICE CG95 (2016) – A BSCI / BSCCT national audit

Learning outcomes:

  • CTCA, undertaken as part of NICE guided stable chest pain investigation has undergone evaluation in a UK wide service quality improvement initiative in collaboration with the BSCI/BSCI, is a robust and effective tool with a 96% diagnostic scan rate
  • The invasive coronary angiography rate after CTCA is modest, at 12%, but this is likely to be unnecessarily high, as 48% of the invasive coronary angiograms do not lead on to revascularisation.
  • Certain sub-groups, such as those with a moderate stenosis at CTCA, are highly unlikely (6%) to receive revascularisation so the need for further testing should be considered in this context.

Dr Michelle Williams

Reporting incidental coronary, aortic valve and cardiac calcification on non-gated thoracic computed tomography, a consensus statement from the BSCI/BSCCT and BSTI

Learning outcomes:

  • Incidental calcification in the coronary arteries and cardiac valves is a frequent finding on non-gated thoracic CT performed for non-cardiac indications
  • Coronary artery calcification can be grade using a simple visual score on a patient level as mild, moderate or severe
  • The BSCI/BSCCT and BSTI have published guidelines to help reporting radiologists and referrers – including guidelines on how to report calcification and what next actions should be taken

This webinar provides 0.5 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of The Royal College of Radiologists. Certificates will be provided to BSCI/BSCCT members on completion of the post webinar online evaluation form.

 

Tuesday 12 January 2021 5pm to 6pm

Dr Tim Fairbairn

Coronary artery calcium scoring for asymptomatic patients

More information to follow.

 

Tuesday 9 February 2021 5pm to 6pm

Dr Giles Roditi

Topic TBC

 

Tuesday 9 March 2021 5pm to 6pm

Dr Aparna Deshpande

CT in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

More information to follow.

 

Tuesday 13 April 2021 5pm to 6pm

Dr Matthias Schmitt

CAC-RADS + CAD-RADS and FFRCT reporting – Why, When, How

More information to follow.

 

 

More dates and topics to come

 

Previous Sessions

Tuesday 8 September 2020 5pm to 6pm

Dr Russell Bull, BSCI/BSCCT President

Reducing dose in cardiac CT

Led by Dr Russell Bull, Consultant Radiologist, this webinar will address ways we can reduce patient radiation exposure when undergoing Cardiac CT scans.

Learning outcomes:

– understand the factors contributing to radiation dose in cardiac ct examinations
– understand how recent technological advancements have led to reduced radiation doses
– strategies for optimising cardiac ct protocols to reduce radiation dose whilst preserving high image quality

This webinar provides 1 CPD credit in accordance with the CPD Scheme of The Royal College of Radiologists. Certificates will be provided to BSCI/BSCCT members on completion of the post webinar online evaluation form.

 

Tuesday 10 September 2020 5pm to 6pm

Joint BSCI/BSCCT and ASNC webinar

Dr Michelle Williams, Dr Jim Stirrup, Dr Randall Thompson

Introduction to nuclear imaging in coronary artery disease

 

Click here to register

https://www.asnc.org/webinars

Learning Outcomes:

– Describe UK guidelines for coronary artery disease

-Understand differences/similarities between European and other guidelines

– Describe indications for nuclear imaging in coronary artery disease.
– Describe how SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging is performed Interpret normal and abnormal SPECT MPI
– Understand common artefacts in SPECT imaging
– At the conclusion of the program, the participant will have a greater understanding and recognition of important prognostic features on nuclear cardiology diagnostic studies.

Tuesday 13 October 2020 5pm to 6pm

Dr Ben Holloway

Acute aortic emergencies

Dr Ben Holloway will lead a session on how imaging can aid timely diagnosis of acute aortic emergencies.

Learning Outcomes:

-Understand the sub-classification of acute aortic syndrome and the inter-relationship of this group of conditions

– Appreciate the typical imaging  manifestations of acute aortic pathology.

– Understand potential pitfalls of CT interpretation when assessing for acute aortic syndromes

Tuesday 10 November 2020 5pm to 6pm

Dr Jonathan Weir-McCall

Topic: The role of Cardiac CT in TAVI workup

Learning outcomes

-Acquire a technique to reproducibly quantify the annulus‚ root‚ and sinus features of the valve.

-Develop a method to translate these techniques into non-standard root anatomy such as in patients with bicuspid aortic valves.

-Stratify the risk of complications from TAVR based on CT findings.

 

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