Coronary CTA CME Course for Physicians

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Course Overview

This 2-day course delivers in-depth and hands-on exposure to the technique of interpreting Coronary CTA. You will interpret 100 cases during the course. Designed and taught by radiologists with no vendor bias, the course provides the additional training required to proactively translate this powerful, new tool into the effective treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Physician participants will independently process and interpret Coronary CTA cases at dedicated 3D workstations.

  • Earn 100 Case Interpretation certificate
  • 20 hours of Category 1 CME credits
  • Tuition includes a case-based on-line cardiac training module with 50 additional cases housed at (with an option for an additional 10 CME credits)

View the following course information:

Physician Course Highlights

  • Learn practical Coronary CT Angiography interpretation from a high-volume sub-specialty radiology practice.
  • Interpret 100 cases.
  • Earn up to 20 Category-1 CME credits.
  • Optimize image quality.
  • Form a succinct and organized Coronary CTA report with appropriate clinical recommendations.
  • Master non-coronary cardiac CT findings.
  • Learn to engage primary care physicians.
  • Understand the preventive and interventional cardiologist’s perspective.

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Target Audience

Radiologists and cardiologists.

Coronary CTA Physician Course Objectives

This course prepares participants to perform Coronary CT Angiography at the highest level of expertise by covering all aspects of this new imaging modality, including image acquisition, pre-medication, interpretive technique, structured reporting, anatomy, and pathology. Recent cases will be discussed with hands-on practice.

At the course conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the indications for Coronary CT angiography
  • Interpret Coronary CT angiograms with an understanding of medications, imaging technique and common pitfalls
  • Identify and characterize atherosclerotic plaque and discuss its medical implications
  • Identify normal coronary anatomy and common variants
  • Create a structured report to include a description of appropriate clinical recommendations.
  • Define troubleshooting techniques for suboptimal studies.

Course Agendas

For further course details view the physician course agenda.

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The course is facilitated by the following speakers:

Simeon Abramson, M.D.
Course Director
Thoracic Radiologist,
Radiology Imaging Associates, Denver, Colorado

George Pachello, M.D.
Interventional Cardiologist,
Western Cardiology Associates, Denver, Colorado

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Radiology Imaging Associates. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation


Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Registration Information

Following is the information for currently scheduled courses. Please check back for future dates.

Date(s)LocationRSVP ByCancel ByAudienceTuition
Oct 7- 8, 2017
RIA Corporate Office
Englewood, CO
Oct 7, 2017Oct 7, 2017Physicians$2300.00


Lodging arrangements must be made separately. We recommend that you reserve a room at the hotel where the course is held.

View travel and lodging information.


Tuition will be refunded for cancellations received in writing (fax, letter, or email) 2 weeks prior to the course. For the technologist course, the full course fee will be refunded. For the physician course, the course fee less $600 for the on-line cardiac module will be refunded.

Note: If a course is cancelled, RIA will not be responsible for traveling and lodging expenses.

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Contact Information

Telephone 303-249-0860
Address Attn: Hedi Arnold
Radiology Imaging Associates
8200 E Belleview Ste 200E
Greenwood Village CO 80111

About Radiology Imaging Associates

Nationally recognized as one of the premier private practice radiology groups, Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA) covers 8 hospitals and 11 outpatient facilities in Colorado. Our more than 70 radiologists are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care to the medical communities we serve. This commitment has driven us to become a leader in Coronary CT angiography with more than 15 radiologists trained to perform and interpret cardiac CTs.

The Complete Guide to Cardiac CT by Simeon Abramson Check out Dr. Simeon Abramson's recently released book, The Complete Guide to Cardiac CT.

On-Line Virtual Training Module Information

  • 50 cases
  • On-line case review at your own leisure
  • Analyze axial dataset and reformatted images
  • Submit an answer to a patient management question
  • Review the correct answer and case discussion with correlative imaging including catheter correlation
  • Receive a certificate for an additional 50 cases upon module completion
  • $600 value (cost for module for non course participants)

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