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Prerequisites

This course targets mainly radiologists, cardiologists, and health professionals who are interested in learning Cardiac CT. Previous experience in cardiac CT is not required, though medical background or education would be helpful.

About this course

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This course, developed by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong in collaboration with committee members of international and national cardiac imaging societies, is for radiologists, cardiologists, radiographers/ technologists and other health professionals who want to learn more about this imaging modality. The course follows the level 1 recommendations of cardiac imaging societies by covering the required topics and providing 50 hands-on cardiac CT cases. Previous experience in cardiac CT is not required.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understanding of the common cardiac CT examinations in order to better understand how to acquire cardiac images and to interpret them.
  2. Ability to analyse cardiac CT images at level 1 competency such as calcium score, CT coronary angiography, TAVI.
  3. Attain hands-on experience to analyse real cases from a database of 50 clinical cases, using dedicated software, as well as further supplementation through our web forum.
  4. Basic understanding of future developments in the cardiac CT field.
  5. Provide career advice and thoughts from well-known experts through exclusive interviews.

A MOOC on cardiovascular magnetic resonance will be available on this platform in the near future. Watch this space!

Acknowledgments
This course is supported by the grant from Sanming Project of Medicine in Shenzhen. We would like to thank Miss Benedicte Coiffier and Miss Bohan Fan from the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), for coordinating the online courses and the HKU Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI) team for producing the educational material. We would like to express our sincere thanks to our colleagues Luo Lin, Chen Yan, and Baroc Ho from the Radiology Division, Department of Medical Imaging, The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, for translating all the texts into Chinese and Dr Nitin Ramamurthy and Dr Jhonatan Bringas for their additional help.

本课程由香港大学放射诊断科与国内外心脏影像学会的委员会成员合作开发,专为想进一步了解心脏成像技术的放射科医师、心内科及心外科医师、放射技师、工程师和其他医疗健康专业人士而设计。本课程根据心脏成像协会一级建议,涵盖了所需的主题,并提供50个心脏CT真实病例。学习者不要求有心脏CT的过往经验。

学习成果:

  1. 了解常见的心脏CT检查,以便更好地掌握如何获取心脏图像并解释它们。
  2. 具备心脏CT图像的一级分析能力,如能够进行钙化评分,分析CT冠状动脉造影,TAVI等。
  3. 从临床病例数据库中获取50个真实病例,利用专业后处理软件及平台论坛提供的材料进行教学操作以获得实践经验。
  4. 对心脏CT领域未来发展的有基本认识。
  5. 通过独家采访,了解知名专家对学生的职业建议和想法。

未来将会在这个平台上发布一个关于心血管磁共振(CMR)的课程。请留意关注!

致謝
此课程获得深圳医疗卫生“三名工程”的资助。我们衷心感谢香港大学放射诊断科的Benedicte Coiffier和范博涵协助组织在线课程,以及香港大学科创习新小组制作课程材料。我们非常感谢香港大学深圳医院医学影像中心放射科的同事罗琳、陈燕与何健龙把所有文本翻译成中文。感谢Dr Nitin Ramamurthy 和Dr Jhonatan Bringas的帮助。

What you'll learn

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  • Cardiac anatomy as seen on CT.
  • Different types of cardiac CT examinations and their roles such as calcium score, CT coronary angiogram, CT pulmonary veins and TAVI.
  • How to interpret cardiac CT examinations and CT angiography.
  • How to acquire images at the scanner whilst reducing radiation dose and to do image post-processing for analysis.
  • More advanced utilization of cardiac CT in coronary artery disease, such as ventricular function and CT FFR.
  • Understanding and experience using dedicated software to interpret cardiac images, through our web forum.
  • 在CT上看到的心脏解剖结构。

  • 不同类型的心脏CT检查及其应用,如在钙评分,CT冠状动脉造影,CT肺静脉和TAVI中。

  • 如何诠释心脏CT检查和CT血管造影检查。

  • 如何进行图像扫描,并同时减少辐射剂量和如何进行图像后处理并分析结果。

  • 心脏CT在冠状动脉疾病较为前沿的利用,如心室功能和CT FFR。

  • 通过网络研讨会和论坛,了解并体验如何使用专用软件解读心脏图像。

WEEK 1: Anatomy and common types of Cardiac CT
This MOOC will begin with a course on cardiac anatomy and common cardiac CT examinations (e.g calcium score, CT coronary angiogram, pulmonary vein CT and TAVI). You will also learn basics on contrasts agents.

WEEK 2: Role, Analysis & Reporting of Cardiac CT
In this section, we will teach you the role of calcium score, CT coronary angiogram, CT pulmonary veins and TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) and how to interpret those examinations. We will also explain the role and analysis of CT for planning atrial fibrillation therapy.

WEEK 3: Technology, Image Production and Post Processing
This section will cover the principles of image production at the scanner (e.g physics, adapted protocols, radiation exposure). You will also learn image post-processing for analysis.

WEEK 4: Specialized Utilization of CT
In the last section, we will introduce you to more advanced utilizations of cardiac CT (e.g Ventricular function, CT FFR, myocardial perfusion, spectral CT) and future developments in cardiac CT.

You will also have the opportunity to practice on clinical cases and discuss this through our web forum every week.

第1周:解剖学和心脏CT的类型
该MOOC将从心脏解剖学和常见心脏CT检查(例如钙评分,CT冠状动脉造影,肺静脉CT和TAVI)开始。我们还将学习对比剂的基础知识。

第2周:心脏CT的作用,分析和报告
在本节中,我们将教您心脏CT在钙化评分,CT冠状动脉造影,CT肺静脉和TAVI(经导管主动脉瓣植入)的作用以及如何理解检查结果。我们还将讨论CT在指导心房颤动治疗中的作用。

第3周:技术,对比度,图像产生和后期处理
本节将介绍扫描仪的图像采集原理(例如物理,改变扫描技术,辐射曝光)。您还将学习图像后处理以进行分析的内容。

第四周:CT的专业化应用
在最后一节课中,我们将向您介绍心脏CT更高级的应用(例如心室功能,CT FFR,心肌灌注,光谱CT)以及心脏CT的未来发展。

您还将有机会练习临床案例,并每周通过我们的网络论坛进行讨论。

Meet your instructors

Dr. Ming-Yen Ng
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Varut Vince Vardhanabhuti
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Hong Kong
Guest speaker: Dr. Suhny Abbara
Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Guest speaker: Dr. Ed Nicol
Consultant cardiologist
Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College

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