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Grand Rounds: Computed Tomography use in Understanding Cardiac Defects: A journey from neonate to adulthood


By Wasim Khan, MD , Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH


More about Wasim Khan, MD

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Identify the normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy. 2. Describe how and what it takes to do a cardiac CT at Akron Children's Hospital. 3. Explain why cardiac CT is needed in patients with complex congenital heart defect, especially with heterotaxy syndrome.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

New and improved methods of diagnosis and treatment of cardiac defects in pediatric patients.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Khan has indicated that he has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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