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Current Status of Coronary Artery Imaging

Time:

08:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Author:

Stephan Achenbach, MD, Scott Daniel Flamm, MD, and Pamela K. Woodard, MD

Code: RC303

Objective:

This session has three sections. First is , in which attendees will understand the image acquisition process as well as typical pitfalls for coronary CT angiography. Attendees will improve their recognition of typical findings and artifacts in coronary CT angiography. They will also understand clinical applications and limitations of coronary CT angiography. The second section is , in which attendees will understand the image acquisition process as well as typical pitfalls for coronary MR angiography. They will improve their recognition of typical findings and artifacts in coronary MR angiography. Attendees are going to understand clinical applications and limitations of coronary MR angiography. Third section is Reimbursement Issues. Attendees will get to learn about recent changes in CPT-coding for coronary CT angiography (). They will understand appropriate indications for the performance of CCTA. This section includes reviews of past CMS CCTA reimbursement patterns.

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