Imaging vs Angiography-led PCI: An Overview for DES Implantation

In this session, 'Imaging vs Angiography-led PCI: An Overview for DES Implantation' part of the ‘Optimising the Use of Contemporary Invasive Imaging for PCI’ series, a leading faculty consider the fundamentals of imaging and angiography and ask what the advantages are with using an imaging-led approach to PCI.

‘Optimising the Use of Contemporary Invasive Imaging for PCI aims to offer education on proper image acquisition, interpretation, and correct decision-making to optimise the use of contemporary imaging. The programme provides an overview of the current use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT), the relative advantages of each technique and real-world insight from imaging experts. 

Target Audience

This programme is intended to educate:

Cardiologists, interventionalists, physicians within the peripheral intervention space and imaging specialists. 

Learning Objectives

The overall programme, ‘Optimising the Use of Contemporary Invasive Imaging for PCI’, endeavours to best address the following learning objectives:

  • Incorporate contemporary imaging for PCI in appropriate patients
  • Differentiate between modern imaging techniques based on clinical data
  • Recall best practices for image acquisition, interpretation and decision-making
  • Interpret image data and make clinical decisions generated from existing case study data


In compliance with EBAC / EACCME 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 unrestricted educational grant by Abbott. The scientific programme has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


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 of ‘Imaging vs angiography-led PCI: An overview for DES implantation’ 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 60 minutes 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.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)
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Session 1 - Presentations

  1. The Science Behind the Pictures
  2. How Intravascular Imaging will Change your PCI Strategy
  3. Post PCI Optimization

Session 2 - Faculty discussion 

Dr Paolo Canova
Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy

Dr Joost Daemen
Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL

Dr Margaret McEntegart
Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Scotland, UK

Available Credit

  • 1.00 European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)
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