Noninvasive Imaging

The Noninvasive Learning Pathway at ACC.17 covers educational content that crosses all modalities in cardiovascular imaging and encompasses a full spectrum of clinical applications, emerging techniques and research innovations. The pathway features a mix of disease-based multimodality imaging sessions, updates on technical advances in each modality, and comparisons of the modalities in a variety of clinical scenarios.

Sessions feature cutting-edge advances in strain rate imaging, point of care ultrasound, diastology, perfusion and multimodality imaging of myocardial blood flow and reserve. In addition, attendees will find sessions that address molecular imaging applied in both cardiac and systemic diseases.

  • Echocardiography: What is New in 2017 (session #613)
  • Molecular Imaging in Heart Failure (session #690)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS): The Future or a Fad? (session #746)

Some sessions, such as Imaging of Chest Pain in the Emergency Department (session #771), highlight best practices in cardiovascular imaging by promoting appropriate use and employment of optimal techniques to provide clinical information that will affect management and improve patient outcomes. Other sessions that span different cardiac specialties will review the application of echocardiography and cardiac computed tomography in patients undergoing structural heart disease interventions including Structural Heart Interventions: What Does the Imager Need to Know (session #689). In addition, Highlighted Original Research: Noninvasive Imaging and the Year in Review (session #909), features a review of imaging research by Jagat Narula, MD, editor-in-chief of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.

The growing field of cardio-oncology is the focus of novel multidisciplinary sessions that examine multimodality cardiac imaging in cancer patients, as well as a roundtable panel discussion deliberating radiation concerns in cardiovascular imaging. Check out these sessions that relate to this all-important topic:

  • Imaging of Cancer-Treatment Associated CV Toxicity: Applying Guidelines to Clinical Practice (session #671)
  • Radiation from Diagnostic Imaging: Risk-benefit Analysis (session #785)

Join us for ACC.17 in Washington, D.C., to enhance your knowledge of how the use of non-invasive imaging can expand your ability to care for your patients.

Additional Highlights!

  • Echocardiographic Assessment of LV Diastolic Function – The new ASE/EACVI guidelines: 2016 Update; Joint ACC/ASE Session (session #644)
  • Core Curriculum: Imaging the Heart: Choosing Wisely (session #805)
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance - A Fast and Reliable Method to Change Patient´s Therapy: Joint SCMR and ACC Session (session #704)
  • Clinical Utility of Cardiac CT in 2017: Joint ACC/SCCT Session (session #718)
  • Nuclear Cardiology: Current Applications and Best Practices: Joint ACC/ASNC Session (session #732)
  • Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease: Applying Guidelines to Clinical Practice and What to do if They Don't Fit (session #747)

In addition, be sure to check other pathways for specialized imaging sessions including:

  • Interventional Cardiology pathway: Sessions #631 and #676
  • Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies Pathway: Sessions #655 and #702
  • Valvular Heart Disease Pathway: Session #695


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