ASCI Certification Course in Cardiac CT -Joint Symposium Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI) and 14th Cardiac Imaging Teaching Course 2019

19-20 January 2019 Saturday (full day) and Sunday (half day)

Location : Lecture Theatre, National Heart Centre, Singapore


Course Overview

Scientific Program

This teaching course is designed to enhance clinical practice skills by providing training in performing and interpreting cardiac CT and coronary CTA examinations under the supervision of teaching faculty.

The course contents can be documented to form part of ASCI Certification in Cardiac CT . Many of the masterclass workshop workstation cases include coronary catheter angiography correlation.

The course contents are aimed for cardiac CT at Beginner and Intermediate level.


The lecture contents are aimed to prepare the attendee to be awarded an ASCI Certifcate in Proficiency in Cardiac CT. There will be a Multiple Choice Question examination at end of course

The course contents and teaching cases workshop can also be documented for the attendee interested in obtaining qualifications in cardiac CT from other international imaging societies

ASCI Certificate of Proficiency in Cardiac CT

Attendees will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency after passing an MCQ exam to be held at the end of the course ,  after they have fulfilled the other requirements for the Certificate.

The course contents can also be used to fulfil some of the ACFC/AHA SCCT requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 training for Clinical Competence in Cardiac Imaging with Computed Tomography. The planned syllabus will also help attendees fulfill some of the requirements for Level A and Level B certification for the Conjoint Committee for Cardiac CT for Australia and New Zealand (see

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Cardiac CTTC

Co-Course Directors

Dr. Tan Swee Yaw MBBS,MRCP,FSCCT Heart Centre,Singapore
He is senior consultant cardiologist at National Heart Centre,Singapore and also Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke NUS School of Medicine Singapore. He trained in Edinburgh,Scotland and at National Heart Centre, Singapore and also did a fellowship in preventive cardiology and cardiac CT at Stanford University and Northern California. He is an executive committee member of Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI) and he has special interest in cardiac CT angiography and Cardiac rehabilitation.
Dr John Hoe MBBS,DMRD,FRCR,FAMS,FSCCTHospital,Singapore
Current positions include Consultant Radiologist, Medi-Rad Associates Ltd, Mt Elizabeth Hospital Singapore; Previous President ( 2013-2015) and Founding Member, Asian Society of Cardiac imaging (ASCI). Has been involved in cardiac CT since 2003 and organiser of annual CT Coronary Angiography Teaching Course previously held in Singapore, Sydney ,Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong and also Congress President of 2nd Congress of ASCI held in April 2008. Main research interest is in Coronary CT angiography and is one of principal investigators in first international multicentre study on 64MSCT and recent CorE320 MSCT multicenter trial on CT myocardial perfusion . Also Course Director of Advanced CT Training Course for users of cardiac MSCT, since 2004 , held at the CT Centre, Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He also holds FSCCT certification.

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Provisional Draft Scientific Program

  1. Day One-Saturday January 19,2019
  2. Sunday 20th January 2019
8.00-8.30 am

Principles of cardiac CT

Principles of cardiac CT-CT scanner design, pitch, exposure factors, spatial and temporal resolution
8.30-9.00 am

Principles of cardiac CT

Principles of cardiac CT-Post processing and How to reconstruct images-including cycle selection and reformatting techniques,iterative reconstruction, motion correction, dual energy etc
9.00-9.30 am

How to perform cardiac CT

How to perform cardiac CT-Patient preparation, contrast delivery principles, scanning protocols ( non vendor specific)- including SCCT recommendations
9.30-10.00 am

How to perform cardiac CT

How to perform cardiac CT in Difficult everyday clinical situations-tachycardia and unstable heart rates, arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, very obese patients
10.00-10.30 am
10.30-11.00 am

Radiation risks

Risks of medical radiation and how to reduce doses
11.00-11.30 am

Calcium scoring

Calcium scoring-How to do it and what it means. Update on clinical use, guidelines and prognostic utility
11.30-12.00 pm

Coronary CTA

CTA Anatomy with coronary cath correlation and coronary anomalies– includes SCCT recommendations for terminology
12.00pm-12.30 pm

Coronary CTA

Coronary CTA -Stenosis detection, quantification .Technique and pitfalls
12.30-2.00 pm


Lunch symposium:
1.15pm -1.45 pm

Novel methods of assessing functional effect of coronary stenosis by CT-TAG/TAFE/CT-FFR
1.55pm-2.00 pm

Why you need to be qualified and certified for cardiac CT
Dr John Hoe
2.00-2.30 pm

Coronary CTA

Integrating CT Myocardial Perfusion and CT-FFR in workup of Coronary Artery Disease
2.30-3.00 pm

Cardiac CT

Using coronary CTA pre and post revascularization- including stents,bypass grafts
3.00-3.30 pm

Cardiac CT

What you need to know for TAVR , mitral valve replacement, EP planning and CRT planning
3.30-3.50 pm
4.50-4.20 pm

Pitfalls in interpretation of coronary CTA studies-how to avoid false negative and false positive studies
4.20pm -4.40 pm

Appropriateness criteria

Appropriateness criteria and indications for cardiac CT- How to select appropriate patients for cardiac CT and how to use scan results for workup of patient
4.40pm -5.10pm

Coronary plaque

Coronary plaque imaging using coronary CTA-how to use CT to characterize plaque. Includes update on prognostic studies and serial imaging

Read with experts-Cardiac CT clinical cases

Cases to be shown by teaching faculty using workstation ( Vitrea) with powerpoint slides to illustrate teaching points from their lectures -5 cases per half hour ( 6 mins each case)
10.30am-10.45 am

Course Faculty

Speakers and Faculty

Dr Marcus ChenNational Institute of Health,Bethesda, USA
Dr Jung Im Jung St Mary’s Hospital, South Korea
Dr Whal LeeSeoul National University, South Korea
Dr Yun-Hyeon Kim Chonnam National University Hospital,South Korea
Dr Shinichiro Fujimoto Juntendo University,Japan

Where to find us

Contact Us

Anna Yeo

ASCI Cardiac CT Certification Course
C/o 3 Mount Elizabeth
#01-01, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510 Singapore

Phone Number:

+65 98758904  


+65 67335966