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Imaging at ACC.15: Session Spotlight


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A preview of imaging-related sessions at the upcoming ACC.15 in San Diego.

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Imaging at ACC.15: Session Spotlight

  1. 1. Imaging at ACC.15: Session Spotlight The focus of the cardiology world will be on San Diego for the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session & Expo on March 14–16. As usual, imaging will be featured prominently, so read on to learn about the can’t- miss imaging sessions at ACC.15.
  2. 2. The PROMISE of imaging On Saturday, Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Sessions will feature the results of the PROMISE trial (PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of chest pain), which compared anatomic and functional diagnostic testing to evaluate chest pain. Come back Sunday to hear the PROMISE team discuss costs. ACC.15 Main Tent (Hall H) – March 14 & 15 – 8:00 a.m.
  3. 3. Joint Imaging Symposium ACC partnered with a number of other societies to offer a variety of joint sessions, including the “Joint Multimodality Imaging Symposium with ASE/ASNC/SCCT/SCMR”. Topics of discussion will include imaging high risk diabetic patients, imaging techniques for challenging diagnoses, and patient-based radiation safety. Room 8 – March 14 – 12:15 p.m.
  4. 4. Back in time and around the world Get an international perspective in a session from the Egyptian Society of Cardiology and the ACC Italy Chapter. Learn about current applications of strain imaging as well as the work of Adel Allam, MD, from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, and colleagues, who have used CT on mummies to track Egyptian heart disease going back millennia. Room 32B – March 15 – 8:00 a.m.
  5. 5. An intensive look at cardio-oncology ACC Intensives are half-day programs offering a deep dive into a particular subject. One of this year’s ACC Intensives will discuss the evolving inter-disciplinary area of cardio-oncology, including the use of cardiac imaging and radiation therapy. Room 7B – March 16 – 8:00 a.m.
  6. 6. Play ball Another imaging-heavy ACC Intensive will focus on sports cardiology. Join leading experts for case-based learning, debate and discussion on caring for the cardiovascular health of athletes, including a look at novel approaches to imaging. Room 3 – March 16 – 10:45