Cardiac CT Angiography in the Emergency Department
Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT) Angiography in the Emergency Department is organized by American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS).
Date of issuance: February 20, 2015
Date of expiration: February 19, 2021
Estimated time to complete the activity: 1 hour(s)
The ARRS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ARRS designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 1 American Board of Radiology©, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME.) Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Goals and Objectives:
• Describe the current role of cardiac CT angiography (CTA) as a potentially safe and efficient tool for risk stratification of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain.
• Explain our institution’s experience establishing and maintaining a cardiac CTA program for ED patients.
• Discuss the clinical guidelines including patient selection criteria and preparation guidelines for cardiac CTA in the ED.
• Explain the primary decision points in a modern cardiac CTA acquisition protocol with an emphasis on patient-specific adaptations to maximize diagnostic quality while reducing radiation exposure.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
- CME : 1
The target audience for this activity is the readers of the AJR, radiologists, emergency department physicians, and cardiologists.
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