Cardiac CT Training Guide

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Here’s a sampling of conferences, educational sessions and fellowships offering hands-on and CME education through the remainder of the year. They are listed in order by date. For a continually updated list of U.S. and international training sessions throughout the year, please visit

Cardiac CT Fellowship Program

This 3 to 5 day program is designed to provide physicians with ACC level 2 knowledge of Cardiac CT interpretation through a unique program of intense one-on-one mentored interpretation of Cardiac CT studies. The Fellowship includes 10 hours per day of dedicated hands-on time with Siemens and TeraRecon workstations to include six hours per day of one-on-one mentored Cardiac CT Angiographic interpretation with Dr. Michael Ridner of up to 75 cases. Physicians will also observe 30 real-time Coronary CT Angiographic studies with subsequent mentored interpretation. Training is available for Physicians (maximum 3 per group) as well as CT Technologists (maximum 2 technologists per group) and Nursing Staff (maximum 2 nurses per group).

Faculty: Dr. Michael Ridner is Medical Director of Cardiac CT Angiography and Invasive Cardiac Catheterization at The Heart Center. He is clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine in Huntsville. Dr. Ridner completed fellowship training in Cardiovascular Disease at Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St.

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography -
9929 Main St, Suite C, Damascus, MD 20872 - Phone: 301 253 5208 - Fax: 301 253 5209 - Email:

Visiting Fellowships in Cardiac CT

Dates: TBD

This introduction to coronary CT angiography practice and interpretation involves an initial meeting and lectures held in Winston-Salem, N.C. Patient scanning also is involved on the Siemens Somatom Sensation 64 and Leonardo workstation.

More information: Visit or call Cardiac CT fellowship and Cardiac CT Course Direction Judy Taylor at 336-794-4106

Visiting Fellowships

Dates: Flexible, for a minimum of one day to a maximum of 5 days

This program run at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology in Boston allows participants to view scans and evaluate data for coronary calcium and CT coronary angiography. One participant is selected at a time.

More information: Call Sophia K. Cheng at 617-726-5954

Mini-fellowships at Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien

Dates: Flexible

The Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien in Frankfurt, Germany, offers mini-fellowships of several days to several weeks (preferred duration is one week) to witness scans and evaluate data for coronary calcium and CT coronary angiography (on a Siemens 64 Sensation).

More information: Axel Schmermund, MD, at 49-69-9450-280

Hands on Training Course Cardiac CT

Dates: August 9-11, 2006

A three-day program with lectures, interactive case evaluation on workstations, live scanning with expert faculty and a 1-on-2 faculty to participant ratio.

Sponsor: Department of Cardiology, University of Erlangen
Location: Erlangen, Germany
For information: Visit, or email

64-slice Coronary CT Angiography: Hands on Training Course in North Carolina

Dates: August 18-19, 2006; September 22-23, 2006

A two-day interactive program (Friday and Saturday) with syllabus, lectures, interactive case evaluation on 3D workstations, live scanning with expert faculty (Andre Duerinckx, MD, PhD) and industry participation.

Equipment used: 64-slice Somatom Sensation 64 cardiac CT scanner (Siemens) and 3-D workstations from TeraRecon, Vital Images and Siemens (Leonardo)

Sponsor: Novant Health CME and Forsyth Radiological Associates

Location: Winston-Salem, NC (fly into Greensboro, NC airport)

More information: Visit or call Judy Taylor at 336-794-4106 or 336-416-5192

64-slice Coronary CT Angiography: Hands on Training Course in Jacksonville, Florida

Dates: August 21-22, 2006; October 16-17, 2006; December 11-12, 2006

A two-day intensive program with lectures, case reviews, image acquisition, interpretation and analysis of actual patients and also utilizing an extensive database of interesting cases. Invited guest lectures covering the state of the art in cardiac imaging.

Equipment used: 64-slice Somatom Sensation 64 cardiac CT scanner (Siemens) Siemens (Leonardo)

Sponsor: 64-slice