Massive Open Online Course
Sign up now: https://hku.to/cardiacct
About this course
This course, developed by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong in collaboration with committee members of international and national cardiac imaging societies, is for radiologists, cardiologists, radiographers/ technologists and other health professionals who want to learn more about this imaging modality. The course follows the level 1 recommendations of cardiac imaging societies by covering the required topics and providing 50 hands-on cardiac CT cases. Previous experience in cardiac CT is not required.
A MOOC on cardiovascular magnetic resonance will be available on this platform in the near future. Watch this space!
WEEK 1: Anatomy and common types of Cardiac CT
This MOOC will begin with a course on cardiac anatomy and common cardiac CT examinations (e.g. calcium score, CT coronary angiogram, pulmonary vein CT and TAVI). You will also learn basics on contrasts agents.
WEEK 2: Role, Analysis & Reporting of Cardiac CT
In this section, we will teach you the role of calcium score, CT coronary angiogram, CT pulmonary veins and TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) and how to interpret those examinations. We will also explain the role and analysis of CT for planning atrial fibrillation therapy.
WEEK 3: Technology, Image Production and Post Processing
This section will cover the principles of image production at the scanner (e.g. physics, adapted protocols, radiation exposure). You will also learn image post-processing for analysis.
WEEK 4: Specialized Utilization of CT
In the last section, we will introduce you to more advanced utilisation of cardiac CT (e.g. Ventricular function, CT FFR, myocardial perfusion, spectral CT) and future developments in cardiac CT.
About this course
This course was developed by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong in collaboration with leaders of various international and national cardiac imaging societies. The course is aimed at radiologists, cardiologists, radiographers/technologists, and other health professionals who want to learn more about this cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). The course follows the level 1 recommendations of cardiac imaging societies by covering the recommended topics and providing 50 hands-on CMR cases. Previous experience in CMR is not required.
WEEK 1: Sequences, Acquisition, Contrast Agents & Basic Physics
This course will begin with basic physics of CMR and common cardiac MR sequences. We will also cover cardiac anatomy, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and gadolinium-based contrast agents.
WEEK 2: Cardiomyopathies, LGE & T2*
In week 2, we will cover how CMR quantifies ventricular function, and measures iron concentration in the myocardium with the T2* technique. We will also teach you the role of CMR in the different types of cardiomyopathies.
WEEK 3: Coronary Artery Disease, Aorta, Pericardium and Valves
This section will cover CMR stress perfusion, which is a powerful technique to analyze patients with coronary artery disease. We will also cover valvular disease, pericardial disease, and aortic diseases.
WEEK 4: Congenital Heart Disease and Paediatric Scanning
In week 4, we will cover paediatric CMR scanning as well as congenital heart diseases (i.e. atrial and ventricular septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot and complex congenital heart diseases).
WEEK 5: Advanced Techniques & Future Developments
In the last section, we will introduce you to more advanced utilization of CMR (e.g. T1/T2 mapping, feature tracking, exercise CMR). We will also cover artificial intelligence (AI) in CMR, and therefore provide you a glimpse of future CMR developments.