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Cardiac Findings for the emergency radiologist

presented by Dr Ben Ariff

EverLearning Radiology Webinar_ Cardiac findings for the emergency radiologist

Aired | 29th September 2021

Whilst the use of cardiac CT has been increasing in the investigation of chest pain, it is important to recognise that many cardiac pathologies may be diagnosed on non-dedicated CT examinations. These range from critical findings such as cardiac rupture to findings that will impact on the long-term management of patients, such as coronary artery disease.

It is important that the reporting radiologist is familiar with common cardiac pathologies; has a robust method to assess heart; and can communicate findings effectively with the cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons.

This talk will outline and demonstrate some of the important cardiac findings that can present to the emergency department as well as provide a methodology for assessing the heart that can utilised by any emergency radiologist.

Learning Objectives:

1. Familiarity with acute pathologies of the heart, pericardium and thoracic aorta that may present to the emergency department.
2. Important incidental findings and their differentials.
3. The principles of cardiac gating and ‘double’ and ‘triple’ rule out studies.
4. Basic coronary anatomy and the 17 segment model.

This webinar provides 1 CPD credit in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists and RANZCR. CPD points are issued within a month of viewing. 
If you are a Radiologist, Radiographer or Sonographer you will receive 1 CPD point for watching this educational webinar, in accordance with the CPD schemes of the RCR and RANZCR. Your CPD certificate will be issued within one month of viewing. Please declare your profession in the form, and check your other details are accurate, to ensure you are issued with the correct certificate.*


B Ariff

presented by

Dr Ben Ariff

Dr Ben Ariff is a level 3 accredited trainer in both cardiac CT (SCCT) and CMR (SCMR/EACVI) and is a dedicated cardiac radiologist working at Imperial College, London.

He is a fellow of SMCR, SCCT and EACVI and lead cardiac radiologist for structural heart disease at Imperial.

Ben is an experienced educator of both radiologists and cardiologists and is the course director of providing dedicated cardiac CT and CMR courses internationally both virtually and in person.