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Washington, DC

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Scottsdale, AR

October 11 – 14, 2008

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October 3 – 6, 2009

Orlando, FL

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Seattle, WA 
October 3 – 5, 2010

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Baltimore, MD
September 24 – 27, 2011

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bootcamp #1 – CT Techniques Lee Mitsumori, MD – Moderator

CT, MRI, and Post-processing equipment for CV Imaging

Lawrence M. Boxt, MD
Cardiac and Vascular CTA Techniques Lee Mitsumori, MD
Radiation Dose Management  Mayil S. Krishnam, MD
Break
Bootcamp #2 – MRI Techniques Phillip M. Young, MD – Moderator
Cardiac MRI Sequences  Gregory Kicska, MD, PhD
MR Angiography Techniques Phillip M. Young, MD
Cardiac Volume and Flow Measurements  Shawn  D. Teague, MD
Break
Bootcamp #3 – Adult Clinical Cardiology Michael A. Bolen, MD – Moderator
Cardiac and Coronary Anatomy  Kostaki G. Bis, MD
Echocardiography for Radiologists  Michael A. Bolen, MD
Common Cardiac Interventions/Surgeries in Adults William Stanford, MD
Break
Bootcamp #4 – Pediatric Clinical Cardiology Frandics P. Chan, MD, PhD – Moderator
Segmental Analysis  Frandics P. Chan,  MD, PhD
Common Cardiac Surgeries in Children Diana M.E. Bardo, MD

2013 Annual Course Syllabus

Bootcamp #1
CT, MRI, and Post-processing Equipment for CV Imaging Lawrence Boxt, MD
Cardiac and Vascular CTA Techniques Lee Mitsumori, MD
Radiation Dose Management on Cardiac CT Gregory Kicska, MD
Bootcamp #2 Scott Akers, MD, Moderator
Common Cardiac Surgeries in Children Dianna Bardo, MD
MR Angiography Techniques Vincent Ho, MD, MBA
Cardiac Volume and Flow Measurements Shawn Teague, MD
Bootcamp #3
Cardiac and Coronary Anatomy Smita Patel, MD
Algorithic approach to Cardiac Masses Nikhil Goyal, MD
Cardiac MR Pulse Sequences and Imaging Planes Jeremy Collins, MD

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Scientific Session
Evidence Based Cardiac Imaging: From Trials to Practice
Keynote Speaker Nanette Wenger, MD
CORE 320: Meaning and Impact Joao Lima, MD
CTA in the ER Harold Litt, MD, PhD
MRI and the MESA Trial David Bluemke, MD, PhD
RESCUE Trial Arthur Stillman, MD, PhD
MDCT for Annular Sizing and TAVI Assessment Jonathan Leipsic, MD
Panel Discussion
Break
Radiation Safety in Practice
How We Measure and Describe Radiation Dose Diana Litmanovich, MD
Vendor Applications for Dose Reduction Karin Dill, MD
Iterative Reconstruction for Dose Reduction Seth Kligerman, MD
DSCT and Potential Dose Reduction U. Joseph Schoepf, MD
Protocol Adjustments to Reduce Dose Jill Jacobs, MD
Panel Discussion
Business Lunch – Open to NASCI Members (RSVP on meeting registration form)
AHA/Cutting Edge Technology Presentations
Myocardial Stress Perfusion CT Joseph Schoepf, MD
AHA Young Investigator Finalist Presentation
AHA Young Investigator Finalist Presentation
AHA Young Investigator Finalist Presentation
AHA Young Investigator Finalist Presentation
Break
T1 Mapping- The Way Ahead Pal Suranyi, MD
AHA Young Investigator Finalist Presentation
AHA Young Investigator Finalist Presentation
AHA Young Investigator Finalist Presentation
AHA Young Investigator Finalist Presentation
Lesion Specific Ischemia From a Resting CCTA- FFRCT Jonathon Leipsic, MD
Q&A
Image Interpretation Panel Team Competition
 Team #1 Geoffrey Rubin,MD, Dianna Bardo, MD, Shawn Teague, MD
 Team #2 Arthur Stillman, MD, PhD, Elliot Fishman, MD, Pamela Woodard, MD
 Team #3 Charles White, MD, Karen Ordovas, MD, Gautham Reddy, MD, MPH
Scientific Poster Session

 

 

 

 

 

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NASCI ANNUAL MEETING Saturday, September 20, 2014 
1:00 – 2:15 pm Bootcamp #1   Salon 2 & 3
1:00 – 1:25 pm Coronary Arterial and Venous Anatomy Jadranka Stojanovska, MD 
1:25 – 1:50 pm Coronary CTA: Principles and Practice Demetrius Dicks, MD, PhD 
1:50 – 2:15 pm Minimizing Radiation on Cardiac CTA Andrew Bierhals, MD 

2:30 – 3:45 pm Bootcamp #2   Salon 2 & 3
2:30 – 2:55 pm Cardiac MRI: Basic Sequences and Planes Jeremy Collins, MD 
2:55 – 3:20 pm MRA: Techniques and Applications Vincent Ho, MD, MBA  
3:20 – 3:45 pm Concepts and Applications of Viability Imaging Tom Foley, MD
 

4:00 – 5:15 pm Bootcamp #3   Salon 2 & 3
4:00 – 4:25 pm Common Cardiac Interventions/Surgeries in Adults Elliot Fishman, MD 
4:25 – 4:50 pm How Images Are Used in the EP and Cath Lab Shilpa Hegde, MD 
4:50 – 5:15 pm Common Cardiac Surgeries in Children Sadaf Bhutta, MD 

1:00 – 4:30 pm Break Out Sessions/Workshops 
1:00 – 2:30 pm Contemporary Cardiac Morphology Session:”Double Outlet Right Ventricle in Your Hands” Shi-Joon Yoo, MD 

Sunday, September 21, 2014   

7:00 – 8:00 am Scientific Session
  
8:00 – 10:00 am New Horizons in Imaging Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
8:00 – 8:30 am Keynote Speaker – Collaborative Care for Adults With Congenital Heart Disease; Hugh Allen, MD, Cardiologist, Texas Children’s Hospital 
8:30 – 8:45 am Main Role of MRI in Adults with CHD; Gautham Reddy, MD  
8:45 – 9:00 am Main Role of CTA in Adults with CHD; Dianna Bardo, MD
9:00 – 9:15 am Challenges Imaging Adult Congenital Patients; Karen Ordovas, MD, MS
9:15 – 9:30 am Imaging as a Prognostic Tool in Adults with CHD; Bruce Greenberg, MD
9:30 – 9:45 am What is Next: New Imaging Technologies for Adults with CHD Mark Fogel, MD 

9:45 – 10:00 am Panel/Q&A

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Evidence Based Radiology in Practice   Salon 2 & 3
10:30 – 10:45 am Imaging Biomarkers in Cardiac Imaging Research David Bluemke, MD, PhD, MsB 
10:45 – 11:00 am Imaging to Improve Outcomes in Pulmonary Embolism Pamela Woodard, MD 
11:00 – 11:15 am Cardiac MRI as a Prognostic Tool: Research or Reality? James Carr, MD 
11:15 – 11:30 am FFR Trials: An Update Michael Lu, MD 
11:30 – 11:45 am Appropriateness Criteria in Heart Failure Imaging: Where MRI Should Play a Role Vincent Ho, MD, MBA 

1:15 – 3:30 pm Cutting Edge Technology and AHA Presentations    Salon 2 & 3
1:15 – 1:30 pm T1 Mapping  Andrew Arai, MD 
1:30 – 1:40 pm Comparison of Synthetic and Conventional Inversion Recovery Images for the Evaluation of Myocardial Late Gadolinium Enhancement;Akos Varga-Szemes, MD, PhD
1:40 – 1:50 pm Initial Experiences With Fast T1-mapping: Pulse Sequence Schemes, Reliability, Variability, and Reproducibility; Akos Varga-Szemes, MD, Ph
1:50 – 2:00 pm Diffuse myocardial interstitial fibrosis assessed by cardiac MR: relationship to systolic and diastolic function in thalassemia major; Kate Hanneman MD
2:00 – 2:15 pm Muscle microperfusion imaging using BOLD MR – The end-organ matters Sasan Partovi, MD
2:15 – 2:25 pm Is There Incremental Value of Evaluating Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony By Gated SPECT in Patients with Systolic  Heart Failure and  Pre-Existing Abnormal Sympathetic  Function  by Cardiac MIBG ? A Pilot Study; Akif Mohammed M.D.
2:25-2:35 pm Cardiac MR derived myocardial global strain in biopsy-proven non-ischemic cardiomyopathies: A feasibility study: Marcos Botelho
2:35 – 2:45 pm Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Patients with Pacemaker/Defibrillators: How We Do It; Kevin Day|
2:45 – 3:00 pm CT Perfusion/Transluminal Gradients Michael Steigner, MD
3:10 – 3:25 Advances and Challenges with Cardiac MR Spectroscopy  Chia-ying Liu, MD

4:00 – 5:00 pm Image Interpretation Panel Team Competition   Salon 2 & 3
Team #1 Matthew Cham, M.D, Arthur Stillman, MD , Karin Dill, MD   
Team #2 Daniel Vargas, MD, Carole Dennie, MD, Nikhil Goyal, MD
Team #3 Gregory Kicska, MD, PhD, Karen Ordovas, MD, MS, Shawn Teague, MD, FSCBTMR

Monday, September 22, 2014 
7:00 – 8:00 am Scientific Session

8:00 – 9:45 am Coronary CTA in the ER   Salon 1
8:00 – 8:15 am How to Build to Program Brian Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA
8:15 – 8:30 am Data, Controversies & Guidelines; Harold Litt, MD, PhD  
8:30 – 8:45 pm Guidelines Frank  Rybicki, MD, PhD
8:45 – 9:00 am Technological Advancements and Potential Role TRO Charles White, MD
9:00 – 9:15 am Where It All Fits In – MRI in Acute Chest Pain Arthur Stillman, MD

10:15 am – 12:00 pm Systemic Diseases Affecting the Heart-SAM Session   Salon 2 & 3 
10:15 – 10:30 am MR Imaging of the HeartBrain Axis in Systemic Disease Albert DeRoos, MD, PhD
10:30 – 10:45 am Cardiovascular Imaging and the Obesity Pandemic Joao Cavalcante, MD
10:45 – 11:00 am Cardiac Effects of Cancer Therapy Gregory Gladish, MD
11:00 – 11:15 am Cardiac MRI of Pulmonary Hypertension for Diagnosis and Prognosis Stefan Zimmerman, MD
11:15 – 11:30 am CT Imaging of Vasculitis Jill Jacobs, MD
11:30 – 11:45 am Whole Body MR Angiography in Diabetic Patients Christopher Schlett, MD

1:30 – 3:00 pm Women and Minorities – SAM Session 
1:30 – 1:45 pm Gender Disparity in CV Disease Imaging; Karin Dill, MD
1:45 – 2:00 pm Cardiovascular Manifestations of Pregnancy; Cylen Javidan, MD
2:00 – 2:15 pm Safety in Imaging in Pregnancy; Diana Litmanovich, MD  
2:15 – 2:30 pm Disparity in CV Disease in African American;s John Nance, MD  
2:30 – 2:45 pm Disparity in CV Disease in Latinos; Juliano Fernandes, MD  
2:45 – 3:00 pm  CV Disease in India; Sanjaya Visamitra, MD

3:30 – 4:45 pm Ischemic Heart Disease   Salon 2 & 3 
3:30 – 3:45 pm 3D MRA in Coronary Artery Disease Hajime Sakuma, MD
3:45 – 4:00 pm CT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: From Concept to Clinical Practice Joseph Schoepf, MD
4:00 – 4:15 pm Coronary Wall Imaging- “High-Risk” Plaques Anna Zavodni, MD
4:15 – 4:30 pm Imaging Coronary Stents and Grafts Charles White, MD
4:30 – 4:45 pm Medical Management vs. Revascularization in CAD/ Stent and Grafts Subha Ghosh, MD

5:00 – 6:00 pm Case Based Presentations   Salon 2 & 3 

5:00 – 5:12 pm Pericardial Imaging: A Case Based Review Bijan Bijan, MD, MBA
5:12 – 5:24 pm Aortic Imaging Kristopher Cummings, MD
5:24 – 5:36 pm Ischemic Heart Disease  Luba Frank, MD
5:36 – 5:48 pm Vasculitis Dharshan Vummidi, MRCP
5:48 – 6:00 pm Coronary Artery Disease Seth Kligerman, MD

PEDIATRIC PROGRAM

7:00 – 8:00 am Cardiomyopathy   Salon 2 & 3 

7:00 – 7:12 am Molecular Determinants of Outflow Tract Development Ian Harris, MD
7:12 – 7:24 am HCM Tim Slesnick, MD  
7:24 – 7:36 am T1 MAP and Fibrosis in Cardiomyopathy Susan Dusenbery, MD  
7:36 – 7:48 am Sickle Cell Cardiomyopathy Jeffrey Hellinger, MD
7:48 – 8:00 am LV Non-Compaction James Parks, MD, MsC

8:00 – 9:45 am Coronary Artery Anomalies – SAM Session   Salon 2 & 3 
8:00 – 8:25 am  Echo Gautham Singh, MD 
8:25 – 8:50 am CT Satinder Singh, MD
8:50 – 9:15 am Coronary Imaging by MR for Pediatrics and Young Adults Ahmed Gharib, MD
9:15 – 9:40 am Coronary Issues in the Pediatric Population – Who Needs Operation? Hugh Allen, MD

10:15 am – 12:00 pm Myocardial Perfusion   Salon 1
10:15 – 10:35 am Myocardial Perfusion Cory Noel, MD
10:35 – 10:55 am Rest and Stress – Adenosine, Dobutamine Dianna Bardo, MD
10:55 – 11:15 am  MOLLI, ShMOLLI, & SASHA Juliano Fernandes, MD
11:15 – 11:35 am 3.0T CMR in Children Mark Fogel, MD
11:35 – 11:55 am CT & MR  Joseph Caspi, MD

1:30 – 3:00 pm Aortopathy –    Salon 1 
1:30 – 1:45 pm Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease; Linda Haramati, MD, MS
1:45 – 2:00 pm Wall Stress; Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD  
2:00 – 2:15 pm Familial Aortic Aneurysms; Denver Sallee, MD  
2:15 – 2:30 pm Coarctation & Aortic Dissection Beverley Newman, MD
2:30 – 2:45 pm Pediatric Vasculitis Frandics Chan, MD, PhD  

2:45 – 3:00 pm Panel/Q&A  

3:30 – 4:30 pm MRA   Salon 1
3:30 – 3:45 pm Physics Prakash Masand, MD  
3:45 – 4:00 pm Contrast Agents Mark Ferguson, MD
4:00 – 4:15 pm  4D Flow Assessment in CHD Albert Hsiao, MD, PhD 

4:45 – 6:00 pm Disease: Case Presentations   Salon 1 
4:45 – 5:00 pm Ebstein Anomaly Laureen Sena, MD  
5:00 – 5:15 pm  L-TGA   Sadaf Bhutta, MD  
5:15 – 5:30 pm Iron Overload Randolph Otto, MD  
5:30 – 5:45 pm TOF Srikant Das, MD
5:45 – 6:00 pm Vascular Rings Monica Epelman, MD

Tuesday, September 23, 2014   
7:00 – 8:00 am Scientific Session Salon 2 & 3 

8:00 – 9:45 am Adult-Peds Joint Session 1 – Aortic I
maging Salon 2 & 3 
8:00 – 8:15 am Transaortic Aortic Valve Replacement: Pre-Procedural Evaluation Gregory Kicska, MD 
8:15 – 8:35 am Transaortic Aortic Valve Replacement: Post-Procedural Evaluation Amar Shah, MD
8:35 – 8:50 am Challenges in Imaging Endovascular Devices Benoit Desjardins ,MD, PhD 
8:50 – 9:05 am Controversies in the Classification in Acute Aortic Syndrome Dominik Fleischmann, MD
9:05 – 9:20 am Imaging of Aortitis Daniel Ocazionez, MD
9:20 – 9:35 am Functional Imaging of Coarctation Phillip Young, MD 

10:15 am – 12:00 pm Adult-Peds Joint Session 2 –  Building a Business Salon 2 & 
3 
10:00 – 10:15 am Cardiac Radiologists in Private Practice – How to Make it Work Nikhil Goyal, MD
10:15 – 10:30 am Challenges and Beauty of Academic Career in Cardiac Imaging David Bluemke, MD, PhD 
10:30 – 10:45 am CV Radiology: What Works and What Doesn’t in Building a Practice Richard Hallett, MD
10:45 – 11:00 am Building an Efficient CV Practice: Training Techs and Nurses from Scratch Michael Morris
11:00 – 11:15 am Coding and Billing in CV CT and MR:  How to Capture the Revenue You Earned Pamela Woodard, MD
11:15 – 11:30 am Educational Tools for Learning CV Radiology Shawn Teague, MD  

1:00 – 2:15 pm Flow and Hemodynamics  Salon 2 & 3

1:00 – 1:15 pm Hemodynamic Significance of a Stenosis: Gradient Perspective Dimitris Mitsouris, MD 
1:15 – 1:30 pm Conventional 2D  PC-MR for Intracardiac Flow Sangita Kapur, PhD 
1:30 – 1:45 pm 2D vs 4D PC-MR for Intracardiac Flow Christopher Francois, MD 
1:45 – 2:00 pm New Flow-Related Measures of Aortic Stenosis Julio Garcia, MD
2:00 – 2:15 pm Flow Valve Related Aortic Disease Michael Hope, MD 

2:30 – 4:00 pm Case-Based Reviews: Adult/Pediatric   Salon 2 & 3
2:30 – 2:45 pm Cardiac Masses Jacobo Kirsh, MD 
2:45 – 3:00 pm Pulmonary Hypertension  Carole Dennie, MD
3:00 – 3:15 pm Valvular Heart Disease Abhishek Chaturvedi, MD 
3:15 – 3:30 pm Cardiomyopathies Erasmo De La-Pena, MD

 

CME Claiming Instruction

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The American College of Radiology and The North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this live CME activity for a maximum of 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ARRT Credits:

The American College of Radiology is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Medical Educational programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

The American College of Radiology deisgnates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 30.5 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

 

The reviewers for this activity were:
Amar Shah, MD and has nothing to disclose.

Rosewinter Kodzwa, BSc, RT (R) (MR) and has nothing to disclose.

 Michael Nicholas Brant-Zawadzki, MD, FACR

Dr. Brant-Zawadzki is the Executive Medical Director of Physician Engagement at Hoag Hospital, facilitating business and strategic   relationships with specialist clinicians.  He also holds the Ron and Sandi Simon Endowed Chair as the Executive Medical Director of the   Neurosciences Institute at Hoag. The Institute is transforming health care for people with brain and spine disorders using a program   driven strategic, physician led, multidisciplinary team approach, measured by patient focused outcomes. Its programs include Stroke,   Brain Tumors, Movement Disorders, Memory and Cognition, Neurobehavioral, Spine, Pain, and Addiction Medicine, among others.

 

Dr. Brant-Zawadzki earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he received the Hoffheimer prize awarded to the top graduating medical student.

He trained in radiology and neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center. He then spent six years as a full-time Professor on the Neuroradiology faculty at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, focusing on MRI development, stroke diagnosis and endovascular neurointerventional techniques. Dr. Brant-Zawadzki has authored and co-authored more than 250 papers in professional journals, 17 textbooks, and numerous book chapters. In 1989, he was elected to the Fellowship of the American College of Radiology. In 1993, he received the special Gold Medal from the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for outstanding pioneering achievements in that field.

Dr. Brant-Zawadzki lectures nationally and internationally, and consults in the fields of imaging, pharmaceutical, informatics and health care policy. He is a member of multiple professional societies and their Executive Committees, and sat on the Task Force on Clinical Guidelines for the North American Spine Society. He serves, or has served, on the editorial board of numerous professional publications including JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), the American Journal of Neuroradiology, and the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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 “Trends in Utilization of Cardiac Imaging: The Coronary CTA Conundrum”

 David C. Levin, M.D

 Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Radiology

 Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

 

David C. Levin, M.D., Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Radiology at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, graduated from Cornell University and then served as a jet fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 3 ½ years. During his military service, he decided to pursue a career in medicine.  He subsequently received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, then did a surgical internship and radiology residency at the UCLA Medical Center.  During the course of his career in academic radiology, he has held faculty appointments at the New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center in New York City, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, and Harvard Medical School.  While at Harvard, he was head of cardiovascular/interventional radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, before being appointed acting chairman of that department.  He came to Jefferson as radiology chairman in 1986, and held that post for 16 years before stepping down at the end of June 2002. Since then, he has served as a consultant for HealthHelp, LLC, a radiology benefits management company based in Houston; and on the Board of Directors of OIA, LLC, an imaging center development firm based in Nashville. He also continues to work in Jefferson’s Department of Radiology doing coronary CT angiography, health services research, and teaching.

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 Julio C Palmaz, MD, FAHA, FSIR, FAIMBE
J
ulio C. Palmaz, received his MD in 1971 from the National University of La Plata, Argentina and completed his radiology specialty   training at the University of California, Davis in 1980. He began his professional career in 1974 at San Martin University Hospital,   Argentina, and was Chief of Special Procedures at Martinez Veterans Administration Hospital in 1981. In 1983, Dr. Palmaz joined the   University of Texas Health Sciences Department of Radiology as Chief of Angiography and Special Procedures, and currently is Ashbel   Smith Tenured Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

Dr. Palmaz conceived, and developed the first clinically successful balloon expandable vascular stent in the early 1980s. The Palmaz stent was the first intravascular stent approved by the FDA in 1991 and provided the generic basic design for all subsequent balloon expandable stents since. Dr. Palmaz’s initial device was used for the first successful abdominal aortic stent-grafts and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts, now also common procedures throughout the world. This device has found applications beyond the arterial system, including veins (peripheral, central, and pulmonary), the biliary ducts, and the tracheobronchial tree. As such, it has become part of the standard armamentarium of a broad spectrum of medial specialties.

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It is a great pleasure to announce the second RSSA/NASCI CCTA Course: May 13-17, 2017, a joint venture between the Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA) and the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI).

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We can’t thank you enough for attending NASCI’S 46th Annual Meeting. We know how busy you must be and how many educational activities there are to consider. Thank you for choosing NASCI.  We hope that you left Charleston with new information and friends in Cardiac Radiology.  

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