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

09-04-2020

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

Cardiology

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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:

09-03-2021

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.

Disclosure:

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.
 

Bibliography:

Multiplanar and three-dimensional multi-detector row CT of thoracic vessels and airways in the pediatric population. Radiology 2003; 229:641–650

Neonatal cardiac multidetector row CT: why and how we do it. Pediatr Radiol 2008; 38:438–451

The Future of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Volume 12, Issue 6, June 2019