SCCT launches new cardiac CT training guidelines

2019 12 17 23 59 6699 News Ball 400

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) released a new training guideline for cardiology and radiology trainees in cardiovascular CT.

The document is published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and co-published in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging as well as JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. It provides guidance for program directors who are designing a training curriculum for the newly defined independent practitioners (level II) and/or advanced practitioners (level III). SCCT outlines new curriculum milestones as well as thresholds for technical understanding and overall case volumes in coronary imaging, structural heart disease, and congenital heart disease.

The core elements of the document are expected to remain foundational with future updates issued as needed, the SCCT said. The guidelines build on the 2015 SCCT Level I Curriculum Guideline and acts as a supplement to the current societal statements issued by the American College of Radiology, American College of Cardiology COCATS 4, and other global training documents, the society added.

Read the full guideline.

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