Webinars 2019

ESCR Webinar 02 – Level Advanced
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 18:00 CET
Title: “Modern techniques for Cardiac CT: Anatomy or function or both?“
Moderator: Dr. Maja Hrabak-Paar (Zagreb/HR)

"Assessment of coronary stenosis and FFR"

Speaker TBC

"CT perfusion"

Prof. Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL

Lecture 2 - details


Many CTA-derived coronary stenoses do not cause ischemia. To determine the hemodynamic significance of a stenosis, the “downstream” blood supply is evaluated in myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) techniques. Cardiac CT allows for anatomical and functional evaluation of coronary artery disease in one examination by adding CTMPI. There are two main CTMPI techniques to image myocardial ischemia, namely static and dynamic imaging. Dynamic CTMPI enables the quantification of myocardial blood flow, which may have particular advantages in f.e. multivessel disease. In recent years, numerous studies have shown the diagnostic accuracy of CT for assessment of myocardial ischemia, and the improvement of specificity for hemodynamically significant CAD compared to CTA alone. The lecture will include discussion of the current clinical status of CTMPI.

Learning Objectives

• To understand the potential value of CT perfusion
• To appreciate CT perfusion techniques
• To learn about the current clinical status of CT perfusion

About the speaker

Rozemarijn Vliegenthart studied medicine at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Groningen and obtained her MD degree (cum laude) in 2005. She obtained her PhD degree in 2003, and holds an MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology. Vliegenthart works as a radiologist at the University Medical Center of Groningen. Research interests include validation and application of new techniques in cardiothoracic CT/MRI, centered on coronary artery disease, lung cancer and COPD. She has acquired a number of grants in cardiothoracic imaging as (co-)applicant. Vliegenthart is (co-)author on >180 scientific publications (H factor 37). She serves as Chairman of the cardiovascular section of the Dutch Radiology Society and as Secretary of the ESCR. Vliegenthart is Tenure track professor at the University of Groningen.