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Cardiac nuclear & CT imaging in clinical practice

Add to calendar02/07/20140:00 04/07/20140:00 Europe/Paris Cardiac nuclear & CT imaging in clinical practice European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging true DD/MM/YYYY
Non-invasive Imaging: Nuclear Cardiology
Non-invasive Imaging: Cardiac Computed Tomography

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Target Audience

Cardiologists, nuclear physicians and radiologists either in training or already sub specialising in cardiac imaging.

Course Objectives

Directed at cardiologists, nuclear physicians and cardiac radiologists, this course will provide a basic grounding together with the opportunity to refresh knowledge of advanced topics for those already involved in the subject. The basic principles underlying scintigraphic and CT imaging will be explained, including radiopharmaceuticals, imaging equipment, image processing and radiation. Protocols for image acquisition, processing and reporting will be discussed. The value of radionuclide and CT imaging in different clinical settings will be addressed, including screening for coronary artery disease, acute and chronic chest pain and heart failure. Furthermore, the differences between the non-invasive imaging techniques will be discussed extensively including MRI and stress echocardiography. Every course day will include extensive case reviews, presented in the "read with the expert" sessions.

Course Directors: JJ Bax (NL), J  Knuuti (FI), SR Underwood (UK)

Faculty: F Bengel (DE), PJ de Feyter (NL), P Kaufmann (CH), E Reyes (UK), A Scholte (NL), S Schroeder (DE), HM Siebelink (NL)

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Scientific Programme 

Thursday 03 July

12:30-13:45: Lunch

Chairperson: SR Underwood
13:45-14:00: Introduction - SR Underwood
14:00-14:30: Radiopharmaceuticals - SR Underwood
14:30-15:00: Radionuclide imaging techniques, SPECT&PET - E Reyes
15:00-15:30: CT imaging techniques – S Schroeder

15:30-16:00: Coffee Break

Chairperson: J Knuuti
16:00-17:00: Read with the Experts 1 - SR Underwood
17:00-18:00: Read with the Experts 2 – O Gaemperli

Friday 04 July

Chairperson: HM Siebelink
9:00-9:30: Stress techniques - E Reyes
9:30-10:00: Diagnosis of CAD using perfusion scintigraphy 
SR Underwood
10:00-10:30: Diagnosis of CAD using CT angiography 
PJ de Feyter
10:30-11:00: Diagnosis of CAD by Echo and MRI – HM Siebelink

11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-12:15: Read with the Experts 3 - P Kaufmann;
S Schroeder; HM Siebelink; SR Underwood
12:15-13:00: Read with the Experts 4 - P Kaufmann;
S Schroeder; HM Siebelink; SR Underwood

13:00-14:00: Lunch

Chairperson: E Reyes
14:00-14:30: Screening for CAD – P Kaufmann
14:30-15:00: Imaging heart failure – JJ Bax
15:00-15:30: Can imaging influence outcome in CAD?
SR Underwood
15:30-16:00: Evolving technology in radionuclide imaging – F Bengel
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15: Read with the Experts 5 - P Kaufmann;
S Schroeder; HM Siebelink; SR Underwood
17:15-18:00: Read with the Experts 6 – P Kaufmann;
S Schroeder; HM Siebelink; SR Underwood

Saturday 05 July

Chairperson: P Kaufmann
8:45-9:15: Myocardial viability, hibernation & innervation
JJ Bax
9:15-9:45: Molecular imaging – F Bengel
9:45-10:15: Invasive imaging of atheroma - PJ de Feyter
10:15-10:45: Noninvasive imaging of atheroma - J Knuuti

10:45-11:15: Coffee Break

Chairperson: PJ de Feyter
11:15-12:15: Stump the Stars - P Kaufmann; R Underwood;
E Reyes
12:15-12:55: Examination - SR Underwood
12:55-13:00: Conclusion - SR Underwood

13:00-13:30: Finger Food & Back to the airport


The registration fee includes

  • Course participation
  • 1 or 2 nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel close to the European Heart House (depending on the course schedule)
  • Transportation from ESC-arranged hotels to the course venue
  • Lunches, 1 dinner, coffee breaks


Registration Fees Without Hotel With Hotel
1 night
With Hotel
2 nights

Early Fees

480 €


780 €

Late Fees
(30 days prior
to the course)

530 €


830 €

Names Changes
(72h prior to the course)

5 €


5 €


Requests received less than 6 weeks prior to the course date, remain subject to availability.

The ESC reserves the right to cancel any of its Educational Programmes up to 2 months prior to the programme starting date. The ESC will not reimburse any travel or accommodation costs incurred by registered participants in the event of a programme cancellation under any circumstances.

Location: The European Heart House - 2035 Route des Colles - Les Templiers - BP 179
Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France