NASCI 45th Annual Meeting

Full Course:  23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 1/31/2021)

Course(s) are appropriate for:   The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of practicing radiologists.

Series 1 (CARIM45) Topics Include:  

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Session 1 - Common CT/MR Indications and Protocols

MR- Typical Indications; MR- Common Protocols; CT- Common Indications;CT- Common Protocols.

Session 2 - Case Based Reviews

Viability Imaging With CMR; MR Cardiomyopathy; MR/CT Pericardium; MR Aorta; Valve and Valve Replacement CT/MR Cases; CT/MR Devices Non-Valve; CMR and CT Evaluation of Cardiac Masses; CT/MR Congenital.

Session 3 - Logistics of Starting a Cardiac Practice

Credentialing- What Do I Need (CT and MR)?; Getting Buy-In From Your Group; Building Up Referrals and How I Bill; Patient Prep and Safety For Cardiac CT

Session 4 - Quantitative Imaging

Keynote - The Promise of High-Tech in Cardiovascular Devices; Multiparametric T1, T2 and T2* MR Imaging; New Applications of Quantitative Wall Motion Analysis for ARVD Assessment; Deep Learning Quantitative Analysis of Cardiac Function; Photon Counting CT Applications.

Session 5 - Ischemic Disease

MR Myocardial Tissue Characterization; Imaging for Interventional and Surgical Planning, As Well As Follow Up; Myocardial CT Perfusion: Optimization of Imaging Ptotocol; Value of Quantitative Analysis of Myocardial Perfusion MRI and CT; Rapid and Cost-Effective CMR Exam; The Basics of Myocardial Strain Analysis Using CMR.

Session 6 - Pediatric I: Congenital Cardiac Imaging Basics for the Adult Imager

Cardiac Segmental Analysis: Implications for Cardiac Imaging and Surgical Management; Shunt Quantification in CMR - How I Do It; Role of CMR in Tetralogy of Fallot; Surveillance Imaging in Transposition of Great Arteries; Coarctation of the Aorta; Fontan Procedure: Anatomy and Complications; Normative Data for Quantitative Assessment in Pediatric Cardiac MRI.

Session 7 - Pediatric II: Technical Advancements

Fetal Cardiac MRI; T1, T2, T2* Mapping in Pediatric CMR; 3D printing: Challenges and Opportunities; Improving Vascular Image Quality for Congenital Heart Disease; Stress Perfusion in Congenital Cardiac Imaging; Go With the Flow: Role of 4D Flow Imaging.

Session 8 - Pediatric III: Advanced Congenital Cardiac Imaging

Strain Imaging: Concepts and Applications ; Emergent Cardiac CT in Pediatric Patients; Pediatric Case #1 ; Pediatric Case #2; Use of 4D MRI in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension ; Vasculitius in an Infant

Session 9 - Adult Congenital

Adult Congenital Heart Disease: What the Surgeon Needs to Know on CMR; Techniques for Imaging Adult Congenital Heart Disease: CT Versus MRI; CMR and Clinical Outcomes in Fontan Patients; Coronary Artery Anomalies Needing Intervention: Pre and Post-Op Imaging; CT-FFR in Complex Congenital Heart Disease; Vascular Rings and Slings.

Session 10 - Tumor Imaging

PET/CT and PET/MR of Cardiac Tumors; Primary Pericardial Tumors; Systemic Malignancies Involving the Heart; MR Making the Tumor Diagnosis.

Session 11 - Technological and Practice Advancements

New Imaging Technologies in Structural Heart Disease: Guiding Cardiac Intervention; State of the Art Lecture - Hardware, Software, and Pulse Sequence Innovations to Allow Rapid, Comprehensive Pediatric Cardiovascular MRI; Building an Efficient Cardiac CT/MR Practice; MRI of Myocarditis.

Session 12 - Vascular Session Including Pre and Post-Op Imaging

Multimodality Imaging Assessment of Endoleaks Post EVAR; Congenital Aortopathies; Imaging of the Pulmonary Veins- Pre and Post Procedure; Functional Imaging of Aortic Coarctation; Lower Extremity CTA: Pearls for Practice; Acute Aortic Syndromes; Tips and Tricks for State of the Art MRA; HeRo Catheters: Utility of Preprocedural CT Imaging.

Session 13 - Infection/Inflammation

Thoracic Mycotic Aneurysms; Cardiothoracic Eosinophilic Disorders; Imaging of Sarcoidosis with Emphasis on PET CT and PET MRI; Cardiovascular Manifestations of HIV; Vasculitis: A Case Based Review; Cardiothoracic Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disease.

Session 14 - Cardiomyopathy

Myocardial Strain Imaging in Cardiac Diseases and Cardiomyopathies; HOCM: Insights from Rad-Path; Abnormalities and Anatomic Variance of the Left Ventricular Papillary Muscles; T1 Mapping in Myocardial Iron Overload ; Cancer Treatment Related Cardiomyopathy.

Session 15 - Non CT/MR: What Does the Radiologist Need to Know?

What Radiologists Should Know About Echocardiography; Nuclear Cardiac Imaging: What Every Radiologist Should Know; Cardiac Catheterization Basics for Thoracic Radiologists

Session 16 - Craziest Cases

Case Review 1; Case Review 2; Case Review 3; Case Review 4.

Session 17 - Team Panel Competition

Image Interpretation Panel Team Competition

Course Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  1. Discuss the differences in practice and guidelines in Europe and the USA for imaging
  2. Review the latest technology and research in the areas of cardiomyopathy, tumor imaging, ischemic disease, and congenital cardiac imaging
  3. Identify the cutting edge techniques of cardiac CT and MRI in adults and children
  4. Interpret common CT and MR indications and protocols


Release date: February 1, 2018
Expiration date: January 31, 2021
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Meetings by Mail. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material includes 16.25 hours MR, 13.25 hours CT and 2 hours PET. Several presentations concern multiple modalities.
All credits for this enduring material are applicable toward Self Assessment CME requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC).