This course links the concepts of cardiac CT scanning with the new SOMARIS X operating system found on all SOMATOM go. CT systems. The aim is to provide users with a better understanding of the most important factors influencing the quality of cardiac CT examinations. A recap of cardiac anatomy, ECG principles, common clinical indications and patient preparation will be provided. The importance of temporal resolution in relation to scanner hardware and heart rate will be considered.
ECG-gating will be explained and related to the different acquisition modes available, the advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed and put into clinical context. Scan and reconstruction parameters together with the options available will be explained in detail using our dedicated simulation software for extensive hands-on practice.
- Patient preparation
- Basic anatomy and physiology
- Gating principles/overview of ECG
- Scan protocol selection/Calcium Scoring/Prospective/Retrospective/chest pain protocol
- Post processing - introduction to syngo.via
Radiographers new to or wishing to gain a better understanding of cardiac CT on the SOMATOM go.
Price and credits
Price on request