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.

HeartFlow introduced its next generation artificial intelligence (AI) Plaque Analysis with an interactive experience at SCCT 2024. It shows a 3D plaque model and analysis by territory across calcified, non-calcified and low-attenuation plaques. This includes viewing cross-sectional, color-coded images of each plaque type where it was quantified along the vessel. #SCCT #SCCT24 #SCCT2024

Updated HeartFlow technology offers interactive features, full integration with FFR-CT 

HeartFlow is using SCCT 2024 to introduce the world to its updated Plaque Analysis platform. “Accurately diagnosing a patient’s risk for coronary artery disease is critical for determining the best treatment," Chief Medical Officer Campbell Rogers, MD, explained.

July 18, 2024
Coronary CCTA cardiac CT training for interventional cardiologists, GE session at TCT 2023. Photo by Dave Fornell

SCCT aims to provide common language for CCTA use with updated guidance

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography has developed a new expert consensus document designed to get physicians on the same page when discussing this growing technology. 

July 16, 2024
HeartFlow FFR-CT is a non-invasive imaging method to determine the fractional flow reserve for the entire coronary tree.

AI-based CAD assessments as accurate as FFR, new 10-year study confirms

The FDA-approved technology developed by HeartFlow can predict a patient's long-term risk of target vessel failure as well as more invasive treatments performed inside a cath lab. 

March 12, 2024
Joseph Swicklik, RT, Mayo Clinic, demonstrates how to use magic to calm pediatric patients during imaging exams.

Using 'magic' to calm pediatric patients during imaging exams

Joseph Swicklik, RT(R)(CT), Mayo Clinic, says magic tricks can help calm pediatric patients to overcome anxiety and make medical imaging exams run much smoother.

February 26, 2024
Video of Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FSCCT, director, Women’s Heart Center, and director, non-invasive cardiac imaging, at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey, explaining the latest guidelines that support use of CT angiography at SCCT 2023. #YesCCT #CCTA #CTA #SCCT #SCCT23 #SCCT2023

What new data, expert guidelines tell us about the future of cardiac CT

Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, details the latest guidelines that support the continued use of CT angiography.

January 5, 2024
Himanshu Gupta, MD, explains use of FFR-CT in daily practice at Valley Health System, New Jersey at SCCT 2023. #FFRCT #Heartflow #SCCT #SCCT23 #SCCT2023

The benefits of implementing FFR-CT in clinical practice

Himanshu Gupta, MD, says the implementation of FFR-CT at his facility has provided significant value. He and his colleagues are even working to explore additional ways the technology can help them improve patient care. 

December 21, 2023
Cardiac imaging expert Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, explains how calcium scoring can determine if patients need to be on statins or not.

CT calcium scoring can determine if patients need statins

Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, director, non-invasive cardiac imaging, at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, explains CT calcium scoring can determine if a patient needs to take aspirin and statins for prevention of coronary disease.

December 6, 2023
Example of cardiac CT and how spectral imaging assessment of the scan and show areas myocarditis as part of a demo in the Philips booth at RSNA 2023. Cardiac CT took center stage in all of the large CT vendors this year at RSNA and four new CT scanners where introduced, all of which were being promoted for their cardiac imaging capabilities. Photo by Dave Fornell #RSNA #YesCCT #RSNA23 #RSNA2023

Cardiac CT's continued rise on display at RSNA 2023

CCTA has seen rapid adoption and growth over the past two years, and RSNA vendors fed that trend with new product launches.

December 5, 2023

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HeartFlow is using SCCT 2024 to introduce the world to its updated Plaque Analysis platform. “Accurately diagnosing a patient’s risk for coronary artery disease is critical for determining the best treatment," Chief Medical Officer Campbell Rogers, MD, explained.

The new images were captured at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility using hierarchical phase-contrast tomography. One specialist called them "Google Earth for the human heart." 

New data out of England provides cardiologists and radiologists with another reminder of AI's potential to transform healthcare. 

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