First Annual CME Course on Non-Invasive Evaluation of Ischemic Heart Disease: Anatomy, Perfusion, and Beyond

Presented by the Office of CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION - Yale CME and the
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiology

Learning Objectives

Participants who attend this conference will be able to:

  • Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • Comprehend approaches for state-of-the-art cardiac imaging, including SPECT/CT, PET/CT, Xray, CT, and MRI
  • Examine anatomic, functional and molecular imaging of the heart
  • Integrate hybrid cardiac imaging into evaluation of ischemic heart disease

Course Directors:

Albert Sinusas, MD
Chief of Nuclear Cardiology
Professor of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology Yale School of Medicine

Tara Catanzano, MD
Cardiac CT & MR Imaging
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Yale School of Medicine


Dan Cornfeld, MD, Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine

Hamid Mojibian, MD, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine
Raymond Russell, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology,
Yale School of Medicine

Robert Soufer, MD, Professor, Interim Chief Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Aseem Vashist, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Cardiac Computed Tomography - Robert Soufer, MD - Moderator

  • Cross Sectional Cardiac Anatomy:  What the Interpreter Needs to Know
    Tara Catanzano, MD
  • Introduction to CT Coronary Angiography, Tara Catanzano, MD
  • Coronary Calcium Scoring Past, Present and Future: Clinical Implications
    Aseem Vashist, MD

Cardiac Nuclear Imaging - Albert J. Sinusas, MD - Moderator

  • Radiotracers and Imaging Protocols, Aseem Vashist, MD
  • SPECT/SPECT-CT with Attenuation Correction, Albert J. Sinusas, MD
  • PET/PET-CT Perfusion and Absolute Blood Flow, Raymond Russell, MD, PhD
  • Molecular Imaging of the Ischemic Heart, Albert J. Sinusas, MD

Cardiac MRI - Tara Catanzano, MD - Moderator

  • MRI Patient Selection and Imaging Sequences, Daniel Cornfeld, MD
  • Current Applications of Cardiac MRI, Hamid Mojibian, MD
  • Point-Counterpoint; Cardiac Viability:  Nuclear Imaging vs. MRI,
    Raymond Russell, MD, PhD / Hamid Mojibian, MD

Read with the Experts - Raymond Russell, MD, PhD - Moderator

  • Read Imaging Cases (Nuclear Cardiology, CT and MRI) With the Experts
  • Panel Discussion

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