SCCT

This channel contains news about the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. SCCT is a leading resource for the subspecialty of cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA or CCTA). 

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning.  Interventional imagers created and interpret these images as part of the heart team.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. The aortic valve is trileaflet with significant calcification (A). Annular measurements are performed to determine valve sizing (B). Coronary artery height is measured to predict the risk of coronary artery obstruction (C).  

Feature | Structural Heart | April 24, 2019 | Nadeen N. Faza, M.D., Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Joao Cavalcante, M.D., Andrew D. Choi, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., and Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Recent months have signaled a new and exciting era in the dynamic world of structural heart disease (SHD). The COAPT...
Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 08, 2019
Can computed tomography (CT) angiography accurately measure fractional flow reserve (FFR)? Even if it can, is CT-...
SCCT Releases New Guideline for CT Use During TAVR
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2019
January 8, 2019 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released a new expert consensus document...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 14, 2018
Matthew Budoff, M.D., professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, spoke at the 2018 American Heart...
A CT calcium scoring image showing calcified plaques in coronary vessel segments. The higher the calcium content of the vessels, the high risk the patient is for a heart attack event. CAC exam

A CT calcium scoring image showing calcified plaques in coronary vessel segments. The higher the calcium content of the vessels, the higher risk the patient is for a heart attack event. Image courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 17, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
A picture is worth a thousand words, and to patients concerned about their health, detailed images of the coronary...
Videos | Cardiac Imaging | September 10, 2018
Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., professor of cardiology and radiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, and past-president...
Videos | Cath Lab | August 13, 2018
Jeffrey Schussler, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT, FACP, interventional cardiologist at Baylor Scott White Heart and Vascular...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 13, 2018
Haojie Wang, M.D., director of advanced cardiovascular MRI and a member of the heart valve clinic at Baylor Scott White...
Videos | Stents Bioresorbable | August 06, 2018
Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., Imperial College London, explains where development of bioresorbable scaffolds stands in...
CT-FFR example showing heavily calcified coronary arteries on CT that did not have hemodynamically significant impact on blood flow.

FFR-CT was by far the hottest cardiac technology topic on DAIC in July. Eight of the top 20 pieces of content were about or mention FFR-CT. This image shows an example of the image-based technology that noninvasively assesses coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the entire coronary tree. The CT image on the left shows two heavily calcified coronary arteries, but the FFR-CT analysis shows there is not a significant impact on hemodynamics, so the patient does not need revascularization. 

Feature | August 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
August 2, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | July 27, 2018
A 360 degree view of a computed tomography (CT) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) work up assessment using...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | July 27, 2018
A 360 degree view of the first dedicated cardiac computed tomography (CT) system, the GE Healthcare CardioGraphe...
An example of the newest generation of smart cardiac CT software that automatically identifies the anatomy, autro traces the centerlines on the entire coronary tree and labels each vessel segment. This greatly speeds CT workflows, saving time for techs, radiologists and cardiologists #SCCT2018

An example of the newest generation of smart cardiac CT software that automatically identifies the anatomy, auto-traces the centerlines on the entire coronary tree and labels each vessel segment. This greatly speeds CT workflows, saving time for  techs, radiologists and cardiologists. 

Blog | SCCT | July 27, 2018
Here is a round-up of the latest technology updates and trends in cardiac computed tomography (CT) from the Society of...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 25, 2018
A discussion with Patricia Dickson, LRT(CT), director of imaging and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology Associates...
A comparison of CT image of heavily calcified coronary arteries that appear to present a significant hemodynamic blockages and the correspending FFR-CT showing the patient had adequate blood flow and does not need a diagnostic angiogram or intervention.

A comparison of a CT image of heavily calcified coronary arteries that appear to present a significant hemodynamic blockage and the corresponding FFR-CT showing the patient had adequate blood flow and does not need a diagnostic angiogram or intervention. Image courtesy of Kavitha Chinnaiyan, William Beaumont Hospital.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 23, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The use of non-invasive fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) was the hottest topic discussed at the Society of...