Second cardiac course is planned

Course participants and speakers at Queen’s University


The Ulster Hospital in Belfast organised a three-day intensive Cardiac CT course, run in conjunction with Philips Healthcare and 352 Healthcare, whose clinics offer diverse services in south Belfast, including CT scanning.


The first of its kind in Ireland, with only a few similar courses available in Europe, the course attracted both radiologists and cardiologists from across the UK and Ireland.


Participants had the opportunity to read at least 50 validated archive cardiac CT cases and six live cases, along with conventional cardiac cath correlation as well as theoretical and practical lectures.   Philips Healthcare supplied Brilliance workstations for use during the course.


Participants each had their own workstation and, after brief hands-on training, were able to develop, with guidance from the faculty, an accurate cardiac CT review and reporting methodology.   Each completed the course with the competency to achieve SCCT Level 1 accreditation.


See the full report on page 12 of the December 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.

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