10:30 – 11:30 am Round Tables

• Early Career Challenges, Resources, and How to Get a Job, Phillip Young, MD

• Tips and Tricks on Imaging Pediatric Patients with CT, Dianna Bardo, MD

General Session

12:30 – 1:30 pm Cardiac CT Case-Based Review: Module 1 (SAM Session) Jeremy Collins, MD, Phillip Young, MD, Amar Shah, MD, Demetrius Dicks, MD

1:45 – 2:45 pm Cardiac CT Case-Based Review: Module 2 (SAM Session) Dharshan Vummidi, MRCP, FRCR, Guy Friedrich, MD, Prachi Agarwal, MD, MS, Nagina Malguria, MD

3:15 – 4:15 pm Cardiac CT Case-Based Review: Module 3 (SAM Session) Richard Hallett, MD, Andrew Bierhals, MD, MPH, Laura Heyneman, MD, Robert Groves, MD

4:30 – 5:30 pm Cardiac CT Case-Based Review: Module 4 (SAM Session) Luba Frank, MD, Joshua Clayton, MD, Satinder Singh, MD, FCCP, Joan Lacomis, MD

5:30 – 6:30 pm Welcome Reception


7:00 – 8:00 am Round Table

 Pediatric Cardiac Imaging: Where is the Field Going and Why You Should Join It;
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD, FNASCI

General Session:
8:00 – 10:15 am New Era of Cardiac CT – NASCI/ASCI Joint Session

8:00 - 8:30 am Keynote Address - Obama Care and The Future of Radiology; Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD, FACR

8:30 - 8:45 am New Technologies for Cardiac CT; Geoffrey Rubin, MD, FNASCI

8:45 - 9:00 am Dual Source CT Highlights;  U. Joseph Schoepf, MD, FNASCI

9:00 - 9:15 am  CT for Myocardial Characterization of Cardiomyopathy; Byong Wook Choi, MD

9:15 - 9:30 am The Latest on CT Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR); Dimitrios Mitsouras, PhD

9:30 - 9:45 am Low Dose Cardiac CT Era; Diana Litmanovich, MD

9:45- 10:15 am Panel Discussion 

10:15 - 10:30 am Break 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Evidence Based Radiology in Practice (SAM Session)
David Bluemke and Karen Ordovas
10:30 - 10:43am Stress Perfusion MRI vs CTA in Recent Diagnostic Accuracy Studies; Andrew Arai, MD

10:43 - 10:56am Calcium"Scoring" on Chest CT. Applying the Evidence in Practice; Jacobo Kirsch, MD,

10:56am - 11:09am Delayed Enhancement and Cardiovascular Risk Prediction; David Bluemke, MD, FNASCI

11:09-11:22am Advancing Knowledge in Vascular; Aging Joao Lima, MD

11:22-11:30am SAM Questions

12:10 - 12:50 pm Pediatric Brown Bag Lunch session 

12:10 - 12:30 pm How I Approached Setting Up a Multicenter Project; Rebecca Berkhouim, MD

12:30 - 12:50 pm Tetralogy of Fallot Roundtable - I have a project and need your help - let's start a multi-institutional study; Mark Fogel, MD

11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:35 pm
Cutting Edge Technology and AHA Presentations (SAM Session)

1:00 - 1:13 pm  Advanced Coronary MR Imaging on 3T; Hajime Sakuma, MD

1:13 - 1:23 pm (Scientific Session) Evaluation of segmental myocardial strain patterns in cardiac amyloidosis using MRI feature tracking; Sindhura Alapati

1:23 - 1:33 pm (Scientific Session) Flow Circulation (&[Gamma]) as a Quantifying Metric of Complex Blood Flow in the Main Pulmonary Artery of Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension; Kristin Porter

1:33 - 1:46 pm
 Minimizing MR Artifacts from Pacemakers Harold Litt, MD, PhD, FNASCI

1:46 - 1:56pm (Scientific Session) Feasibility of generating CT angiographic quality images from routine chest CT scan using virtual monoenergetic images from a novel spectral detector CT scanne; Hamid Chalian

1:56- 2:06 pm (Scientific Session) Progression of carotid atherosclerotic disease in hyperlipemic individuals, Veit Sandfort

2:06 - 2:19 pm Advanced Vascular Imaging Methods;  James Carr, MD

2:19 - 2:29 pm (Scientific Session) Appropriate Use of Cardiac MRI Is Associated with Positive Impact on Downstream Resource Utilization: A Single Center Experience; Tiberio Frisoli

2:29 - 2:39 pm (Scientific Session) Comparison of Relative and Absolute Territorial Myocardial Blood Flow in Patients with Coronary Artery Stenosis at Stress Dynamic Myocardial Perfusion CT: Results from a Multicenter Trial;  Julian Wichmann

2:39 - 2:52 pm
 Myocardial Perfusion CT Focused on Results from a Multicenter Registry in Korea Dong Hyun Yang, MD

2:52 - 3:02 pm (Scientific Session) Quantification of right ventricular volume, function and mass with 4D flow MRI: Accuracy, precision, and inter-observer variability; Kate Hanneman

3:02 - 3:12 pm (Scientific Session)  Automated tube voltage selection for reduction of radiation exposure in coronary CT angiography using a 3rd-generation dual-source CT scanner: Image quality and impact of body mass index on kV selection; Stefanie Mangold

3:12 - 3:25 pm CT and MR Evaluation of Right Heart Function and Pulmonary Hypertension Gregory Kicska, MD, PhD

3:25 - 3:35 pm: Sam Questions

3:35 - 4:00 pm Break

4:00 – 5:00 pm Image Interpretation Panel Team Competition

Gautham Reddy, MD, MPH, FNASCI, Lillia Sierra-Galan,MD FACC, FSCCT, James Carr, MD
U. Joseph Schoepf, MD, FNASCI, Daniel Vargas, MD, Karin Dill, MD
Geoffrey Rubin, MD, FNASCI, Juliano Fernandes, MD, PhD, Luba Frank, MD

5:00 – 6:30 pm Scientific Poster Session

6:30 – 7:30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception – Exhibit Hall


(Concurrent Sessions-please scroll down to see peds program)

Adult Program:

7:00 – 8:00am Round Tables

9:45 - 10:15 am Break

Advanced Aortic Imaging (SAM Session)
10:15 - 10:28 am Multimodality Imaging in Acute Aortic Syndromes Christopher Francois, MD

10:28 - 10:38 am (Scientific Session) Characteristics of the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with aortic stenosis and atrial fibrillation undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Implications for LAA occlusion; Ashley Prosper

10:38 - 10:51 am Acute Abdominal Vascular Disorders Travis Henry, MD

10:51 - 11:01 am (Scientific Session) Intraprocedural C-arm Imaging Combined with Transoesophageal Echo and Preprocedural Computer Tomography  in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions: a Valuable Bridging Option on the Way to a Hybrid Operating Room?; Guy Friedrich

11:01 - 11:14 am Post-op Aorta: Differentiating Normal Post-op vs. Complications; Linda Chu, MD

11:14 - 11:24 am (Scientific Session) Innie vs Outie? Another Look at Measuring Minimal Luminal Diameter for Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Vascular Complications; Brittany Fuller

11:24 - 11:37 am Advanced Methods for Aortic Imaging Michael Hope, MD

11:37 - 11:47 pm SAM Questions

11:37 - 11:47 pm Panel Discussion

12:00 – 1:30 pm Business Meeting (Members Only)

MR Tissue Characterization: Getting Closer to Histology – ESCR/NASCI Joint session (SAM Session)
1:30 - 1:43 pm PET and MR for Characterization of Myocardial Inflammation Bijan Bijan, MD, MBA

1:43 - 1:53 pm (Scientific Session) Breath-hold Undersampled Radial Quiescent-Inflow Slice-Selective (QISS) MR Angiography of the Coronary Arteries Robert Edelman

1:53 - 2:06 pm Tissue Characterization in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Marco Francone, MD, PhD

2:06 - 2:16 pm (Scientific Session) Comparison of Cardiac MRI diastolic strain rates with echo grading of diastolic dysfunction. Mohan Edupuganti

2:16 - 2:29 pm MR quantification in iron overload diseases Luigi Natale, MD

2:29 - 2:39 pm (Scientific Session) Remote CMR 4D Flow Evaluation of Aortic Valve Regurgitation Raluca-Gabriela Saru, MD

2:39 - 2:52 pm Parametric imaging in heart transplant patients and myocarditis  Matthias Grothoff, MD

2:52-3:00 SAM Questions

Business and Guidelines; Pamela Woodard and Phil Young
3:30 - 3:45 pm Coding and Billing in Cardiovascular CT and MRI: Update - 2015; Pamela Woodard, MD, FNASCI

3:45 - 3:55 pm (Scientific Session) An Online Open-Source Tool for Automated Quantification of Liver and Myocardial Iron Concentrations by T2* Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Juliano Fernandes

3:55 - 4:10 pm Imaging Guidelines for Cardiovascular Imaging;  Karin Dill, MD

4:10 - 4:20 pm (Scientific Session)  Evaluation of The Impact of Automated Attenuation-based Tube Voltage Selection on Radiation Dose in Computed Tomography: Results from Global Observational Big Data Analysis; Julian Wichmann

4:20 - 4:35 pm Standardized Reporting in Cardiac Imaging: Just the Facts; Patricia Mergo, MD

4:35 - 4:45 pm Panel Discussion 

4:45 - 5:00 pm Break

Case Based Presentations – "Craziest Cases"; Jacobo Kirsch and Shawn Teague
5:00 - 5:12 pm Carlos Restrepo, MD
5:12 - 5:24 pm Joao Cavalcante, MD
5:24 - 5:36 pm Lilia Sierra-Galan, MD, FACC, FSCCT
5:36 - 5:48 pm Charles White, MD, FNASCI
5:48 - 6:00 pm Juan Carlos Muniz, M

Pediatric Program:

The Heart is a Pump (SAM Session) Moderators: Rebecca Berhoukim & James Parks
7:00 - 7:10 am Normal Physiology of the Heart - Normal Pressure, Volume, Etc Ian Harris, MD

7:10 - 7:20 am Pathophysiology in CHD - Veno-Veno Collaterals - Why They Develop & Why They Get Embolized Srikant Das, MD

7:20 - 7:30 am Pathophysiology in CHD - Coarctation - Hypertension & Effects of Longterm Disease  Sean Lang, MD
7:30 - 7:40 am Pathophysiology in CHD - Normal Structure Measurements - Aorta & Valves  Suma Konety, MD, MS
7:40 - 7:50 am Sam Questions
7:50 - 8:00 am Panel/Q&A

There is More Than Just a Pump (SAM Session) Moderators: Bruce Greenberg & Tim Slesnick
8:00 - 8:13 am The Liver in CHD - Pathophysiology of Cirrosis & Congestion - Fontan, HLHS, etc. Karen Lyons, MB, BCh, BAO

8:13 - 8:26 am The Brain in CHD - Effects of Bypass, Shunt Lesions, etc; Dianna Bardo, MD

8:26 - 8:39 am The Airways in CHD - Dynamic and Static Lesions; S. Bruce Greenberg, MD, FNASCI

8:39 - 8:52 am The Lungs in CHD - Plastic Bronchitis, Oxygenation, etc; Beverley Newman, BSc, MB, BCh

8:52 - 9:02 am (Scientific Session) 3D whole-heart self-navigated MRA for the assessment of coronary artery anomalies in a pediatric population; Akos Varga-Szemes

9:02 - 9:12 am (Scientific Session) Successful recanalization of isolated left pulmonary artery in a 2 month old with Tetralogy of Fallot by cardiac catheter intervention; Srikant Das

9:12 - 9:25 am SAM Questions

9:20 - 9:45 am Panel/Q&A  
9:45 - 10:15 am Break 
By the Numbers . . . Moderators: Dianna Bardo & Sanjeev Aggarwal

10:15 - 10:35 am The Aorta - Where Do We Measure and What is Normal From Newborn to Older Children  Denver Sallee, MD

10:35 - 10:55 am The Pulmonary Arteries - How to Set Up Q-flow, & What Measurements Are Normal  W. James Parks, MD, MSc, FAAP, FAAC

10:55 - 11:15 am Hypoplastic Heart - How to Decide if a Single Ventricle or Two Ventricle Palliation is the Best Plan?  Timothy Slesnick, MD

11:15 - 11:35 am Tetralogy of Fallot - Factors Affecting Pulmonary Valve Replacement Timing  Gautam Singh, MD

11:35 - 11:55 am Critical Look on Trials of Pediatric Cardiac Imaging Mark Fogel, MD

11:55 am - 12:00 pm Panel/Q&A 

12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch

What We Think We Know … That Isn't So; Moderators: Taylor Chung & Mark Ferguson
1:30 - 1:45 pm Cardiac Shunt Lesions - Accuracy of Measurement;  Taylor Chung, MD

1:45 - 2:00 pm Q-flow - Valve Regurgitation & Peak Velocity - Comparison of MR; Cath, and Echo Randolph Otto, MD

2:00 - 2:15 pm When to Measure Volumes and Diameters in Systole v. Diastole; Jeffrey Hellinger, MD, MBA, FACC

2:15 - 2:30 pm How to Improve Accuracy in LV & RV Volume Calculations; Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, PhD

2:30 - 2:45 pm How to Improve Accurary of Q-flow Measurements; Animesh Tandon, MD, MS

2:45 - 3:00 pm Panel/Q&A 

3:00- 3:30 pm Break

Business and Guidelines
3:30 - 3:45 pm Aortic Valve & AAo Replacement - We Use Adult Numbers, What Should We Really Do?;
 S. Bruce Greenberg, MD, FNASCI

3:45 - 4:00 pm Pulmonary Valve Replacement - Why Go to the Cath Lab or OR - How is That Decision Made?; John Lamberti, MD

4:00 - 4:15 pm Mitral  Valve Replacement - MR and Stenosis - How to Decide When or If to Replace Valve; Rebecca Beroukhim, MD

4:15 - 4:30 pm Panel/Q&A 
4:30 - 4:45 pm Break 

Acquired Heart Disease in Children: Case Presentations (SAM Session)
4:45 - 4:58 pm Kawasaki Disease Reviewed Siddharth Jadhav, MD
4:58 - 5:11 pm Tissue Characterization in Myocarditis  Mark Ferguson, MD 

5:11 - 5:24 pm Imaging Muscular Dystrophy Cardiomyopathy Sadaf Bhutta, MD, MBBS 

5:24 - 5:37 pm Imaging Role in Rheumatic Heart Disease  Frandics Chan, MD, PhD 

5:37 - 5:50 pm Heart Disease in the Obese Child Prakash Masand, MD 

5:50 - 6:00 pm Panel/Q&A


7:00 – 8:00 am Round Table

How to Get Started on an Academic Career: Balancing Education/Service/ Research; David Bluemke MD, FNASCI/Karen Ordovas, MD, MS, FNASCI

General Session

Adult Congenital Heart Disease (SAM Session)
8:00 - 8:13 am Advanced Imaging of Aortic Coarctation Gautham Reddy, MD, MPH, FNASCI

8:13 - 8:23 am (Scientific Session) Safety of Low contrast volume 64 Slice MDCT Angiography in Preoperative Evaluation for TAVI in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Abhishek Chaturvedi

8:23 - 8:36 am Approach to the Unknown Adult Congenital Heart Patient in the ED Setting;  Susan Hobbs, MD, PhD

8:36 - 8:46 am (Scientific Session) Evaluation of Myocardial Late Gadolinium Enhancement Using a Novel Dark Blood Inversion Recovery Technique; Akos Varga-Szemes

8:46 - 8:59 am Systematic Approach to Congenital Heart Evaluation with CT; Suhny  Abbara, MD

8:59 - 9:09 am (Scientific Session) Reduced Contrast CTA for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Planning; Tom Liang

9:09 - 9:22 am 4D Flow Applications in Adults with CHD; Albert Hsiao, MD, PhD

9:22 - 9:35am  Tetralogy of Fallot Evaluation with CT and MRI in “Kids from 1 to 92”; Pal Suranyi , MD, PhD

9:35 - 9:45am SAM Questions

Cardiomyopathies in Clinical Perspective (SAM Session)
10:15 - 10:28 am Imaging Diagnosis of Cardiomyopathy: CT and MR Strengths; Albert de Roos, MD, PhD

10:28 - 10:38 am (Scientific Session) Normal Right-Sided Heart Is Different At Moderate High Altitude And Females Seems To Be More Affected. A Cardiac CT Analysis; Lilia Sierra-Galan

10:38 - 10:51 am CT Imaging of Cardiomyoapthies; Hans-Christoph Becker, MD

10:51 - 11:01 am (Scientific Session) Normal values of CT-based myocardial perfusion parameters and relationship with cardiovascular risk factors; Michiel Klitsie

11:01 - 11:14 am Heart Failure of Unknown Etiology; Clinical Guidance by CMR Juliano Fernandes, MD, PhD

11:14 - 11:24 am (Scientific Session) Coronary CT Angiography in Obese Patients using 3rd Generation Dual-Source CT Effect of Body Mass Index on Image Quality; Norman Stevens

11:24 am - 11:37am (Scientific Session) Cardiac Amyloidosis: Past, Present, and Future; Tarun Pandey, MD

11:37 - 11:50am Update of ARVD and its Look-alikes; Stefan Zimmerman, MD

11:50 12:00pm  SAM Questions

Imaging Cardiac Devices (SAM Session); Moderators: Daniel Vargas and Abhishek Chatuverdi

1:00 - 1:15 pm Complications of Left Ventricular Assist Device Daniel Vargas, MD

1:15 - 1:25 pm (Scientific Session) Influence of heart rate on coronary CT angiography image quality using a third-generation dual source scanner: Defining an optimal heart-rate target for beta-blocker administration; Jeremy Collins

1:25 - 1:40 pm LVAD: Image Acquisition Techniques and Pitfalls Daniel; Ocazionez, MD

1:40 - 1:50 pm (Scientific Session) Cardiac CT in TAVR vs. SAVR in Patients with Prior Cardiac Surgery; Charan Yerasi

1:50 - 2:05 pm CTA for TAVR with Low Contrast Dose;Tariq Hameed, MD

2:05 - 2:15pm (Scientific Session) Comparison of 2D echocardiography and cardiac MRI in grading of diastolic dysfunction Ð a real world experience;. Srikanth Vallurupalli

2:15 - 2:30 pm Emerging Role of MR in Preoperative Assessment for TAVR; Abhishek Chatuverdi, MD

2:30-2:45 pm Break 

Multimodality Case-Based Reviews; Shawn Teague and Mathew Cham
2:45 - 3:00 pm Ischemic Heart Disease; Friedrich Knollmann, MD, PhD
3:00 - 3:15 pm Aorta Benoit Desjardins; MD, PhD
3:15 - 3:30 pm Peripheral Vascular; Kate Hanneman, MD
3:30 - 3:45 pm Valvular Disease; Elsie Nguyen, MD, FRCPC
3:45 - 4:00 pm Cardiomyopathies; Mathew Cham, MD

4:00 pm Adjourn


What Are Round Tables?

What are Round Tables? Meet with experts in small informal groups to ask questions, exchange information, pose challenges and discuss current topics of interest. To create an environment conducive to small group discussion, participation is limited. In light of this, pre-registration will not be accepted, but tables will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.



Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD, FACR
Executive Medical Director
Hoag Neurosciences Institute

Opportunity to document cardiac CT case review (50+ cases) with expert faculty in the following topic categories: Coronary CTA, Myocardial Function & Disease, Valve

Assessment, Aorta (including intervention), Pericardial Disease, Masses, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, and EP (including implants). This covers all the case topics included in the ACR Cardiac CT CoAP exam.