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The new survey, developed by the American College of Cardiology, included input from program directors throughout the United States. 

There have been a big increase in interest in cardiac CT following the publication of the 2021 ACC Chest Pain Evaluation Guidelines, which raised CT angiography (CTA) to a 1A level of evidence. This has prompted many centers to consider creating CTA programs.  This is a cardiac patient being set up for a CCTA scan at Duly Health and Care in the Chicago suburbs. The healthcare group opened one of the first out-patient cardiac clinics in the country with a dedicated cardiac CT scanner.

Brian Ghoshhajra, MD, division chief, cardiovascular imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, explains what specialized training is needed to perform coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) as interest rapidly rises in this field. 

virtual reality endovascular surgery in the cath lab. The virtual reality training sessions were designed to feature "the same sights, sound and sensations a surgeon would encounter during real procedures ." 

The virtual reality training sessions were designed to feature "the same sights, sound and sensations a surgeon would encounter during real procedures." 

APP volume and share of image-guided paracentesis increased from 10.2% to 15.8%, and from 7.7% to 12.9% for thoracentesis, while Medicare reimbursement for both procedures has seen a reduction since 2012. #nursepractitioner #physicianassistant #interventionalradiology

The screening, carried out with handheld ultrasound devices, can lead to quicker diagnoses and better patient care. 

The document, published in numerous journals, was designed to help trainees improve their understanding of cardiovascular computed tomography.

“The association between surgeon experience and operative outcomes has been the subject of debate," the researchers explained.

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