Professional Practice Technical Challenges
Imaging and Functional Methods in Anatomy and Coronary Function
April 16th 2020 - April 18th 2020
Lino Patrício (MD, PhD)
APRIL and MAY courses POSTPONED due to COVID-19 containment plan.
New dates to be announced soon.
Several invasive and non-invasive methods allow to understand anatomy and coronary function. In anatomical knowledge, we exclusively use imaging methods such as AngioCT, IVUS or OCT and in functional evaluation we use non-invasive perfusion techniques or physiology such as FFR and iFR.
This course proposes a review of the knowledge of the coronary imaging anatomy, supported by anatomical models, AngioCT, IVUS and intracoronary OCT and their correlation, as well as the functional tools: Scintigraphy, FFR, iFR.
The discussion between evaluation of the degree of stenosis and characteristics of the coronary plaque and its ischemic significance will be present in the learning process. This course proposes to present, for the first time, the first models and cases of functional AngioCT as non-invasive method and OCT / FFR in the invasive coronary evaluation.
At the end of the course, participants will have the tools and knowledge for a future anatomical / functional coronary evaluation that begins to be a reality and that in the near future will be a requirement for the treatment, as has been demonstrated in recent revascularization studies. It is hoped that this Course will contribute to the end of the anatomical / functional coronary dichotomy.
Bachelor of Medicine, Nursing, DT Technicians, Bio-Medical Engineering
LEARNING OBJECTIVES >> KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO DEVELOP
- To deepen the anatomical (AngioCT, IVUS, OCT) and functional (MRI, Scintigraphy, FFR, iFR) imaging methods, their potentialities and fragilities.
- To learn the anatomical / functional assessment tools, for the first time, such as AngioCT functional and OCT / FFR and IVUS / FFR and their importance in the decision for revascularizations.
- CV with previous experience related to the course subject