80040118SEPT2017 - Johns Hopkins Myocardial CT Perfusion Practicum: From Anatomy to Physiology(SEPT 2017)

Johns Hopkins Myocardial CT Perfusion Practicum: From Anatomy to Physiology(SEPT 2017) Banner

Date & Location
Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:00 AM - Saturday, September 16, 2017 5:00 PM   Johns Hopkins Bayview, Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Cardiovascular Disease, Diagnostic Radiology, Radiologic Tech



Myocardial CT perfusion imaging is a diagnostic test for patients with suspicion of coronary artery disease (CAD). Recent single and multicenter studies have validated its accuracy and billing/coding guidelines have recently been released by invested medical societies (ACC, ACR, SCCT). However, adoption requires training of cardiologists and radiologists in test performance and interpretation.

This activity is held at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, in a multimedia classroom constructed specifically for the learner’s needs. This is a workstation-based training activity that aims to train participants in the performance and interpretation of rest and stress myocardial CT perfusion imaging. This is in conjunction with the coronary CT angiograms with correlations to radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging and invasive coronary angiograms. This will be accomplished during a three day course that includes didactic lectures and hands on training. Each participant has their own workstation to use throughout the activity with personal interaction with course faculty. The workstation is designed to assist the user in the interpretation of coronary CT angiography in conjunction with rest and stress myocardial CT perfusion imaging. Participants will be trained in the use of the workstation and then will train on a library of coronary and myocardial CT images. At the completion of the course, participants will have interpreted more than 50 coronary CT angiograms and myocardial CT perfusion cases with comparisons to clinical reference standards including invasive angiography, SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging, and FFR. At the completion of training, participants will be provided a certificate documenting completion of the course and the number of cases interpreted.

  1. Recognize the indications and contraindications of CT perfusion imaging.
  2. Perform myocardial CT perfusion imaging.
  3. Reconstruct and process myocardial CT imaging datasets.
  4. Interpret myocardial CT perfusion images.
  5. Recognize CT imaging artifacts that can confound the interpretation of myocardial CT perfusion images.
  6. Integrate coronary artery anatomical data with myocardial physiologic data.
  7. Interpret CT perfusion studies.


Accreditation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit
American Healthcare Radiology Administrators This activity has been approved by AHRA, the approving RCEEM: The Association for Medical Imaging Management for a maximum of 4 Category A, ARRT continuing education credits. You must attend each session in its entirety to obtain credit. No partial session credit will be awarded.