Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment do I need for a virtual course 

Our online, virtual courses require a good internet connection as cases are streamed rather than downloaded.

Each virtual course will list its technical requirements as we will aim to collaborate with several software viewing/analysis packages, especially for structural CT, although we will always teach you how to report cases with vendor neutral techniques.  

 

The workstation software is suitable for OS or Windows, so you can use a Mac or PC.

Please have access to a mouse rather than a track pad, if possible, as we have found it is easier to manipulate the cases with a mouse. This is not essential, however. 

 

We would ask that you test the suitability of your system with our test cases before committing to a course as places are limited and we want to ensure you have a good experience during the virtual course. Please email us directly if you have any concerns. 

We recommend you have a second screen that will allow you to follow the course and discussion with Zoom.

 

Zoom is our preferred online communications platform, but we may use Teams as an alternative, so please check the course requirements for the course you wish to join. 

You should be prepared to share the screen of your computer to allow us to help with any queries as well as fully participate in the course.

There will be 'break-out' rooms available during the sessions were any technical issues can be dealt without disrupting the course itself.

How do I apply for level 2 CT accreditation

The accreditation process has to be performed according your accreditation body so please confirm their requirements directly with them.

For SCCT accreditation, the process is done online via their website:

https://scct.org/page/SCCTVerificationProg

The accreditation requirements with SCCT have changed

https://www.journalofcardiovascularct.com/article/S1934-5925(20)30411-1/fulltext

As of 1 February 2021, the number of cases that must be reviewed has changed from 150 to 250 cases. In our opinion, a single course cannot cover this number of cases if you are to be able to absorb the teaching points from each case. 

Accreditation with BSCI remains at 150 cases

Our level 2 course provides you with:

1. A log-book of the 150 contrast Cardiac CT examinations reviewed during the course

2. Observation of 25 recorded cases of live data acquisition

3. 46 category 1 CME points

Additional case review can be obtained via our TAVR CT and our Advanced Cardiac CT Workshops.

Do you run level 2 CMR courses

Details of the accreditation process with SCMR may be found by following this link

https://cdn.ymaws.com/scmr.org/resource/resmgr/docs_&_guidelines/cmr_training_guidelines_2018.pdf

Level 2 accreditation currently requires at least 6 weeks, full-time training within a CMR laboratory.

 

Our level 1 CMR course and CMR perfusion workshop both provide cases and CME that can be used during the level 2 accreditation process. 

Do you run any courses for radiographers

At the moment, our courses are focussed more on image interpretation, although our practical points and tips on improving image acquisition and quality will be useful for anyone involved in advanced cardiac imaging.

Whilst there is a plan to expand our courses in the future, at the moment we can recommend the resources available on the SCCT and SCMR websites

www.scct.org

www.scmr.org

We are also pleased to recommend

www.cmrforrad.com

This is a course specifically designed for radiographers new to CMR and will cover the basics of image acquisition, imaging planes and an outline of the pathologies encountered during CMR examinations.

We hope to incorporate the technical lectures from www.cmrforrad.com into our own level 1 CMR course so as delegates will receive the benefit of understanding more of the technical background to CMR prior to the hands-on course.