Course Information

Cardiac CTA Live 2 Day Course



  • 50 Live Patient Scan Cardiac CT Cases (A&A1)
  • Individual 3D Workstation
  • Maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
  • Endorsed by the SCCT


Cardiac CTA Live Patient Scan Course at Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, Arizona.  This 2022 Cardiac CT Course is designed to provide Live CT Patient Scans and workstation review for a minimum of 50 cases: 25 Category A Live Cases and 25 Category A1 Live Video Cases. All cases are applicable towards Cardiac CTA Level 2 and Level 3 credentialing requirements outlined by the SCCT. This Cardiac CT course is endorsed by the SCCT and live cases are selected to emphasize appropriate patient selection for cardiac CTA, as well as to illustrate the totality of scanning, reporting and management of clinical issues. The cases will draw from a wide spectrum of studies emphasizing the range of findings encountered in a typical hospital implementation of a cardiac CTA service line. The topics for core knowledge in cardiac CTA are integrated into the lecture and hands-on format.  This course will provide attendees with the training needed to become an accomplished, confident and independent cardiac CTA reader able to formulate an appropriate CT exam set-up.             Dignity Health Cardiac CTA Course Link



  • Apply appropriate patient selection and scanner setup
  • Recognize radiation dose reduction techniques
  • Differentiate artifacts from true pathology
  • Demonstrate how to accurately and succinctly report findings

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • Radiologists

Additional Information

  • Estimated time to complete this activity: 26 hours
  • Maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Course Date(s):  Nov 4-5
Chandler Regional Medical Center
1955 W. Frye Road
Chandler, Arizona, 85224
Dignity Health – East Valley Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The OCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Practice Gap

Performance and interpretation of non-invasive coronary CT angiography (CTA) involving the intravenous administration of 60 to 140 ml of iodinated contrast during a prolonged breath-hold is significantly more challenging than coronary calcium assessment. Understanding the anatomy, which is learned most directly from conventional coronary arteriography, is vital to appropriate performance and interpretation. However, not all practitioners will have adequate understanding of the coronary distribution and anatomy. The tortuosity of the vessels and limited temporal resolution (MDCT) or spatial resolution (EBT) contributes to this difficulty. This course is intended to assist practitioners in demonstrating competence in analysis and interpretation of cardiovascular angiographic data, which is necessary for clinicians to obtain both clinical expertise and to become technically competent in 2D and 3D rendering using a computer workstation.


Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships for Cardiac CTA Live 2 Day course are on file for this program.

Chandler Regional Medical Center
1955 W. Frye Road
Chandler, Arizona, 85224