Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) focuses on the advancement and expansion of cardiac CT. The society serves a membership split about evenly between radiologists and cardiologists. SCCT hosts educational events, advocates for CCTA for reimbursement and helps set guidelines for cardiac imaging. The news, videos and content on this page are created by our Innovate Healthcare editorial team and focus on the clinical, operational and financial aspects of cardiac CT.

Ed Nicol, MD, MBA, FSCCT, consultant cardiologist, honorary senior clinical lecturer, Kings College London, and president-elect of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), discusses what he sees as the big technology advances in cardiac CT. #SCCT #SCCT22 #RSNA22

VIDEO: New cardiac CT advances to watch

Ed Nicol, MD, MBA, president-elect of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, discusses what he sees as the big technology advances in cardiac CT.

October 28, 2022
Ricardo Cury, MD, MBA, MSCCT, chairman of radiology, direct of cardiac imaging, Baptist Health South Florida  and Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, discusses the new CAD-RADS 2.0 cardiac imaging reporting criteria at the 2022 SCCT meeting. Interview with Radiology Business Editor Dave Fornell.

VIDEO: What is new with CAD-RADS 2.0 cardiac imaging reporting?

Ricardo Cury, MD, chairman of radiology and director of cardiac imaging, Baptist Health South Florida and Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, discusses the new CAD-RADS 2.0 cardiac imaging reporting criteria.

October 26, 2022
AI-generated coronary tree from a patient's CT scan showing a color code of areas of interest for plaque burden from the Cleerly software shown at SCCT 2022.

VIDEO: The role of AI in cardiac imaging

Ed Nicol, MD, president-elect of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, provided us with an exclusive look at how AI is expected to change cardiac imaging.

October 24, 2022
Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA) has evolved into a much more helpful resource than interventional cardiologists may have originally believed. In fact, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) emphasized in a new expert consensus statement that CCTA provides specialists with an effective tool in the preparation and optimization of coronary procedures. The 2021 chest pain guidelines elevated CTA to a class 1A recommendation. Harold Litt , MD, explains the use of CCTA in the ED.

VIDEO: Cardiac CT as a front-line chest pain exam in the ED

Harold Litt, MD, explains the use of cardiac CT as a primary imaging exam for chest pain at his emergency department over the past decade.

October 13, 2022
CT has been used for planning and procedural guidance in pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for about 20 years. It shows the anatomy to the electrophysiologist. The EPs also can load the imaging into their EP mapping system. It also shows them the location of the esophagus and the phrenic nerve so they can avoid these during the procedures. #PVI #EPeeps

VIDEO: The expanding role of cardiac CT in electrophysiology

Harold Litt, MD, division chief of cardiothoracic imaging and director of the Center for Advanced CT Imaging Sciences at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, explains the role of cardiac CT in EP procedures.

October 12, 2022

New recommendations highlight the importance of CCTA when treating acute chest pain in the ED

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography developed and published the new document to help educate healthcare providers who regularly treat acute chest pain in the emergency department. 

September 29, 2022
CT imaging showing the congenital heart defect of left heart hypoplastic syndrome.

VIDEO: Congenital heart imaging with cardiac CT

As the population of patients with adult congenital heart disease grows, they are presenting to adult cardiology clinics and being imaged with CT. Many also do not have access or cannot be imaged by MRI, said Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD.

September 28, 2022
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New recommendations for cardiac CT in cardio-oncology imaging

The statement was written to fill gaps in recommendations from prior consensus statements and guidelines in regards to the use of CCT in cardio-oncology, including use of calcium scoring and ruling out coronary disease when cardiac function is impaired.

September 27, 2022

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