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 13 April 2021 5pm to 6pm

Dr Matthias Schmitt

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

Learning outcomes:

The Seminar will attempt to make the case for SCCT endorsed standardised reporting of CAD using both the CAC-RADS and CAD-RADS reporting system

Rationale, evidence, practical aspects and advantages over non-standardised approaches will be discussed

It is hoped the principles of this exercise will exemplify one way of  impactful report  generation and communication

This webinar provides 1 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.

Please click here to join on the day

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Tuesday 11 May 2021 5pm to 6pm

Dr James Shambrook

Interactive cardiac CT case review: A routine Southampton CTCA list

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

 

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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.

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

Learning outcomes:
1.       Understand the incremental benefit of CACS in assessing CVD risk
2.       Understand the role of CACS in risk re-classification in intermediate risk disease groups
3.       Understand the role of statin therapy in primary prevention

This webinar provides 1  CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of The Royal College of Radiologists.

Tuesday 9 February 2021 5pm to 6pm

Dr Giles Roditi

CE-MRA Principles & Techniques 
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About CE-MRA (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Learning Outcomes –
1. Mechanism of contrast generation in CE-MRA
2. Background suppression techniques in CE-MRA
3. k-Space sampling schema for CE-MRA and principles of dynamic imaging

This webinar provides 1  CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of The Royal College of Radiologists.

Tuesday 9 March 2021 5pm to 6pm

Dr Aparna Deshpande

CT in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Learning Outcomes:

  1. An overview of the various clinical indications for Cardiac CT in Adult congenital heart disease  
  2. An understanding of the various CT protocols  which can be utilised based on the clinical question. 
  3. Demonstration of various congenital conditions with CT images including multiplanar reformats and volume rendered images.

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