Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be better able to:
Effectively utilize coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) and triple rule-out CT protocol to properly diagnose, detect and evaluate emergency department patients with acute chest pain or other symptoms suggestive of coronary artery syndrome.
Apply the basic and more advanced interpretation principles of coronary CTA datasets.
Explain relationship between coronary CTA findings and the clinical outcome of patients with acute chest pain.
Utilize appropriate noninvasive studies to assess risk of acute coronary syndrome.
Cite the benefits and limitations of electrocardiograms, biomarkers and imaging.
Implement essential components of patient preparation for CTA.
Formulate radiation reduction strategies based on scanning methods.
Determine which emergency room patients will benefit most from assessment with CTA.
Identify the benefits and drawbacks of utilizing CTA imaging studies.
Detect and differentiate CTA appearances of acute conditions of the abdominal aorta.
Diagnose and treat life-threatening causes of chest pain.
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