Webinars

BSCI/BSCCT webinars

The BSCI are glad to be starting up the webinar series again in 2022!  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.

Next session:

Tuesday 17th May 2022, 5pm to 6pm

Topic: Imaging coronary plaque- time for a new paradigm

Dr Marc Dweck

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the association between coronary plaque assessments with future acute coronary syndromes
  2. Understand how treatments focused on coronary plaque improve cardiovascular outcomes
  3. Understand the limitations of the ischaemia based paradigm for coronary artery disease
  4. Understand how modern imaging can quantify and phenotype coronary plaque. 

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday, 14th June 2022, 5pm to 6pm

Topic: TBC

 

Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 5pm to 6pm

Topic: TBC

 

Tuesday, 16th August 2022, 5pm to 6pm

Topic: TBC

Previous Sessions

Wednesday 16th February 2022 5pm to 6pm

HALT, HAM, PVL, NGGYU – Untangling post-TAVI imaging and terminology

Dr Jonathan Weir-McCall

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the approaches to CT of the post TAVI patient.
  • Develop a comprehensive assessment of the anatomy and function of TAVI devices post implantation
  • Maximise the information yield from the CTA to help guide subsequent management and intervention.

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.

Please click here to join on the day

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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

Learning outcomes:

An interactive practical case review session discussing

– Protocol selection

– Image artefacts and how to manage them

– Grading stenoses and reporting

– Incidental findings

Please download the Poll Everywhere App in advance to interact with the case questions.

Please click here to join on the day

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Tuesday 8 June 2021 5pm to 6pm

Dr Michelle Williams

SCOT-HEART- What’s new?

Learning points:

  • Background to the study and initial trial results
  • Recent sub-studies including quantitative plaque analysis
  • Impact on guidelines and practice

    Tuesday 6 July 2021 5pm to 6pm

    Dr Bobby Agrawal

    The use of CMR for the assessment of ischaemia and ischaemic cardiomyopathy

    Learning outcomes:

    • To understand the different methods of assessing myocardial ischaemia and viability with CMR
    • Gain an overview of some of the controversies in ischaemia imaging
    • Introduce potential new methods of ischaemia assessment.

    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

    Note: You will need to be a member to access this page

    Tuesday 18th January 2022 5pm to 6pm

    Dr James Shambrook, BSCI/ BSCCT President

    What went wrong and how do we avoid it next time?

    Learning objectives

    • Understand the role of imaging learning and event meetings as part of good governance.
    • Respecting the anonymous process to facilitate learning from events, avoiding judgement.
    • Acknowledging mistakes do happen but with review and reflection this can improve practice.

    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

    Note: You will need to be a member to access this page

Wednesday 16th March 2022, 5pm to 6pm

Diagnostic performance and pitfalls of CT-FFR

Dr Timothy Fairbairn

Learning objectives

  • Understand the principles and different methodologies of CT FFR analysis
  • Understand the clinical indications for CT FFR
  • Increased awareness of the benefits of and potential pitfalls of CT FFR versus other techniques
  • Improve awareness of how to integrate the technology into a clinical pathway

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

Note: You will need to be a member to access this page

Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 5pm to 6pm

Dr Alastair Moss

Coronary CT on the Frontline in ED

  • Identify patients who may benefit from coronary CTA work-up in the acute setting
  • Understand how CTA fits into the modern diagnostic pathway in the era of high sensitivity troponin
  • Increased awareness of current literature and understanding of gaps and limitations

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

Note: You will need to be a member to access this page
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