ph: 800.728.2884


Endorsed by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular CT

Course Info
Self study Software

Main Training Center:

Courses also held in:
Melbourne, Australia

Courses also available at your clinic




The Program
We offer a clinically oriented workstation based course designed to meet Level 1 or Level 2 ACC competency guidelines while training you to perform and interpret CT coronary angiograms. Our class is a workstation based course that is led by highly experienced Level 3 certified instructors. We keep our educational standards high and we take pride in training physicians to an expert level in cardiac CT.

In our experience, physician trainees learn best by manipulating the images on their own workstations and working through the cases in a comprehensive and systematic fashion. We do not believe that a course in which physician trainees passively watch an expert review 50 cases a day trains you to interpret cardiac CT. Without manipulating the data and committing to a diagnosis, the required expertise is not obtained. We believe this may result in liability for the physician and the training program. We have specifically designed our course to keep this high quality of training, while minimizing the time you are away from the clinic and your family.

This three day program is designed to teach you how to interpret and perform CT angiograms and to move you towards Level 2 ACC accreditation. You will have individualized instruction on your own 3D workstation and learn how to interpret CT angiograms (not just listen to lectures). On average, you will review over 20 CT angiograms a day and get a solid overview of important didactic CTA concepts. You will review a total of approximately 60 cases during the course.

Level Two 3 Days Onsite:
Total training time = 64 hours
Includes: 1 day of online didactics, 3 days of onsite training, & 32 hours of interactive self study software or live training


a San Francisco, CA Lecturer(s) Registration
Dec 12-14, 2011 Mon-Wed

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Open to:
- Beginners
- Level 1 or Level 2 students who want a refresher
-Level 2 students who need 50 maintenance cases
- Those who want a refresher or 50 cases

includes 25 live cases, done on site

DeFrance Register
a Melbourne, Australia Lecturer(s) Registration
Oct 17-22, 2011 Mon-Sat

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Open to:
- Beginners
- students going from Level 1 to Level 2
- Those who need a refresher (enroll for 3 days)

Monash Heart
Monash University,
Clayton Campus
246 Clayton Road,
Victoria 3168

Please call 1.800.728.2884
or email info@cvcta.com

Class times:
All courses are 8:30am-5:30pm unless noted otherwise.

If you are unable to attend one of these scheduled courses, please call our office at 1.800.728.2884.

We may be able to arrange course dates to accommodate your schedule (for large groups). The classes can be taught in our center or at your facility.

*This CTA course is followed by an optional PVD Course.

Additional Courses
  • Interested in Hands-On Peripheral CTA Training as well?
    See our PVD Course Page and Schedule. You may be able to combine CTA and PVD training in just 4 days at our training center.

  • Already using CTA and want additional advanced cases?

3 Day Course Agenda

Before you come to the course:
Complete online didactics and basic buttonology:  View a sample

Day 1
8:30 - 9:00  Coffee, bagels and registration
9:00 - 12:30     Overview of CT Lecture & workstation orientation
(Live Cases throughout the day)
12:30 - 1:15    Lunch – we will provide
1:15 - 5:30  

Review System orientation

Day 2
8:30 - 8:45   Coffee & bagels
8:45 - 12:30     Review of cases: focus on CAD
(Live Cases throughout the day)
12:30 - 1:15    Lunch – we will provide
1:15 - 5:30   Focus on stents, CABG
Day 3
8:30 - 8:45  Coffee & bagels
8:45 - 12:30     Review of cases: focus on more complex cases & Artifact
(Live Cases throughout the day)
12:30 - 1:15    Lunch – we will provide
1:15 - 5:30   Case review & interpretation

Class times:
All courses are 8:30am-5:30pm

Actual case numbers vary from class to class. After three days, you will
usually leave with 50-60 total cases, 25 of which are live cases.


  • 3 days of hands-on workstation training

  • Live cases

  • Didactics are completed online before coming to the training center, minimizing your time out of the clinic

  • Specialized curriculum for radiologists & for cardiologists

  • 3 day class meets Level 1 guidelines, earn Level 2 by completing Mentor software after attending class

  • The software interactively coaches you at your home or office, you decide the pace

  • 50% discount for fellows in training, with letter of verification from Program Director