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About Cardiac Training

Simeon Abramson, MD is a board-certified radiologist specializing in cardiac imaging. He is a Cardiothoracic radiologist, educator, and editor of The Complete Guide to Cardiac CT. He launched the cardiac CT clinical program and highly regarded Denver based training course, "Coronary CTA - Revolutionizing Cardiac Care." Dr. Abramson received his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine, completed radiology residency at Case Western Reserve University, and received two years of fellowship training in chest and body imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published numerous papers, and has an active cardiac research program in place.


Are CME credits available? Top

Yes. Upon completion of the 50 case module and a post test, 10 AMA Category 1 CME credits can be claimed.

For whom is this module intended? Top

This module is appropriate for cardiac CT readers and potential readers at all levels of experience or inexperience. All aspects of cardiac CT interpretation and image acquisition are covered. Topics include plaque detection, stenosis assessment, catheter correlation, anatomy, anomalies, artifacts, stents, grafts, ECG editing and noncoronary cardiac findings.

How does the module work? Top

After scrolling through the axial dataset, each case contains a clinical question for you to answer. When applicable, post-processed images are also provided. Upon submitting your response, you will be notified concerning its accuracy and directed to the discussion, which describes the case findings, clinical significance, correlative imaging, relevant literature discussion and important teaching points.

Will answers be graded? Top

Your answers will be saved so that you will begin at your last completed case upon your next login. However, your answers will not be graded. At completion of the module, you will be able to print a certificate stating that you completed a 50 case cardiac CT module.

Is the module workstation dependent? Top

No. The focus is CTA interpretation, not "buttonology". Each case is set up so that the abnormality can be identified on the axial dataset, not on the post-processed image. However, post-processed images are provided to help refine your diagnostic impression.

What is required to run the module? Top

All that is needed is high speed internet access and QuickTime viewer. The link for free download of QuickTime is provided at the beginning of the module.

How will I know when a new case of the month has been posted? Top

You will be alerted by email that a new case of the month is available.

For how long is my registration valid? Top

If there is no account activity after 1 year, your password will expire. To maintain your account, you have to login at least once per year.