Hands-on Tutorials on Cardiovascular CT
“Cardiac CT imaging for myocardial ischemia – CT dynamic myocardial perfusion”
Sunday, 27.08.2017, 09:00 – 10:30
Coronary CT Angiography (cCTA) is well-established in diagnosing patients with significant coronary stenosis. However, there are many patients where the question of the hemodynamic significance of the stenosis remains. CT Dynamic Myocardial Perfusion Imaging offers the possibility to identify patients with myocardial ischemia that would benefit coronary revascularization. In this hands-on tutorial you will learn about our newest dose saving techniques for both cCTA and the main indications for CT Dynamic myocardial perfusion imaging, providing you with valuable tips and tricks to optimize your patient care and clinical workflow.
“CT cardiac imaging in challenging situations”
Monday, 28.08.2017, 15:00 – 16:30
Nowadays, high-end CTs offer accurate diagnostic imaging modality especially in the context of challenging situations such as advanced age, progressed disease state or irregular heart rhythm. A significant number of patients are unable to hold their breath, or to hold still at all. This hands-on tutorial will provide insight to our newest dose saving techniques and provide valuable tips how to achieve excellent quality in cardiac imaging especially in complex or challenging situations.
“CT for guiding structural heart disease interventions”
Saturday, 26.08.2017, 14:00 – 15:30
Monday, 28.08.2017, 11:00 – 12:30
Tuesday, 29.08.2017, 09:00 – 10:30
Pre-procedural imaging is essential for successful planning and performance of several cardiac interventions. Cardiac CT is a non-invasive imaging modality capable of providing precise information required for different coronary and non-coronary interventions. The role of cardiac CT for the guidance of different cardiac interventions e.g. TAVI, percutaneous management of paravalvular leaks and LAA occlusion will be discussed in this session.
A presentation of clinical cases completes these sessions.