Toshiba, CIS start cardio CT education initiative

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Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. (TAMS) has inked a deal with Louisiana-based Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) to create the "Cardiovascular CT Basics Program." The program is designed to educate cardiologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons and administrators about the latest in 64-slice CT, as well as meet American College of Cardiology (ACC) and peripheral artery disease guidelines, according to a release.

Course topics include regulatory requirements, space and construction issues, coding and billing requirements, appropriate utilization of the technology and a general overview of interpretation challenges. The three-day course also will cover referral forms, exam requisitions, reporting samples, appropriate CPT codes, interesting cases, sample images and much more. The courses also will feature discussion sessions with CIS cardiologists, surgeons, administrators and technical staff team members.