Advances In Imaging: Optimising MR and CT in Daily Practice


Currently, despite guidelines acknowledging the utility of imaging for pre-procedural planning, specific guidance is lacking.

This faculty-led, educational series has been devised, in conjunction with course director Dr Andrew Arai, to address that need and to provide practical guidance for pre-procedural imaging during the planning phases of atherosclerosis and ventricular arrythmia management.

For both disease states we provide a broad overview of the use of imaging through peer-to-peer discussion with therapy area experts; specific imaging applications are explored through faculty presented case reviews.

Target Audience

This programme is intended to educate:

Electrophysiologists, Imaging Specialists, Cardiologists and Interventional Cardiologists.

Learning Objectives

The overall programme, 'Advances In Imaging: Optimising MR and CT in Daily Practice' endeavours to best address the following learning objectives:

  • Interpret existing clinical and meta data for use of pre-procedural, image-aided ablation in ventricular arrhythmias
  • Identify where pre-procedural imaging may complement the current ablation workflow in ventricular arrhythmias
  • Recall the clinical benefits of quantitative, MRI-based approaches to evaluate ischaemia
  • Apply quantitative CMR imaging to complement existing procedural workflows in revascularisation procedures
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)
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Part 1: Atherosclerosis

Ventricular Arrythmias and Ablation

1) Pre-procedural imaging in ventricular arrhythmias: A peer-to-peer discussion with Dr Antonio Berruezo and Dr Saman Nazarian

2) Pre-Procedural Planning in VT Post-MI: Case review with Dr Saman Nazarian


Part 2: Electrophysiology

1) Quantitative CMR: A Case Review of its Diagnostic Utility in CAD - Dr Andrew Arai presents a series of case reports focussing on the workflow and diagnostic use of CME quantitative perfusion in CAD.

  • Case 1: A 54 year old with exertional angina; two risk factors for CAD
  • Cases 2 and 3: A 42 year old healthy volunteer; no family history or risk factors for CAD, and a 68 year old male with history of atypical chest discomfort; one risk factor for CAD


2) Looking to the Future: Quantitative vs Qualitative Myocardial Perfusion - A Podcast Audio peer-to-peer discussion with Dr Andrew Arai and Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

  • Introduction and Learning Objectives 

  • What does the Literature Say? 

  • Qualitative or Quantitative?

  • AI and its Impact on CMR

  • International Guidelines – What Do They Say? 

Part 1: Ventricular Arrythmias and Ablation

Dr Antonio Berruezo - Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Saman Nazarian - University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadephia, US


Part 2: Quantitative CMR: A Case Review of its Diagnostic Utility in CAD

Dr Andrew Arai - Consultant, Bethesda, Maryland, US


Part 3: Looking to the Future: Quantitative vs Qualitative Myocardial Perfusion PODCAST

Dr Andrew Arai - Consultant, Bethesda, Maryland, US

Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci - Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK


Course Director

Dr Andrew Arai


In compliance with ACCREDITED (EBAC / EACCME / ISCP) guidelines, all speakers/chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed or indicated potential conflicts of interest which might cause a bias in the presentations. 

The Organising Committee/Course Director is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the event are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities. 

This programme is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Circle Cardiovascular Imaging. The scientific programme has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.



Radcliffe Education requires contributors to our CME programmes to disclose any relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months that could create a conflict of interest. These will be identified in the faculty section if applicable. 

The session, ‘Advances In Imaging: Optimising MR and CT in Daily Practice’ is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 1 hour of external CME credits. 

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). 

Through an agreement between the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EBAC credit to AMA credit can be found on the AMA website. 



There is no fee for taking part in this online learning activity. 

Activities are designed to be completed within 2 hours and must be completed by the registered user. Physicians should only claim credits for time spent on the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity in full in the indicated time frame. 

To complete the course and claim certification participants must: 

  • Read the course outline information supplied and complete pre-test questions if supplied prior to starting the activity. Users must read and study the activity in its entirety before completing the post-test questions. 

  • Your results will be automatically saved and if a pass score is achieved (where applicable), you may be eligible to claim credit for the activity and receive a certificate of completion. 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)
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