Cardiovascular CTA Symposium (Buy Ticket)

This activity is intended for:

  1. Radiographers
  2. Radiation therapists
  3. Nuclear Medicine Scientists
  4. Medical Students
  5. Student Radiographers
  6. Nurses
  7. CT and MRI Radiographers

On completion of the CHEST course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a relevant understanding of anatomical spatial relationships
  2. Critically evaluate pathological changes relative to normal anatomy in each imaging modality
  3. Critically discuss the application of anatomical and pathological knowledge to the professional development and service improvement.


Syllabus includes:

  1. Cross-sectional vascular anatomy 
  2. Use of cross-sectional anatomy to demonstrate live cases
  3. Scanning parameters and techniques to optimize, CHEST Imaging
  4. Imaging strategies that are specific to disease processes
  5. Effects of imaging on clinical outcomes and treatment strategies


Course Outline


Day 2

Day 3

Registration 0830 - 0900


CTA Physics


CT Pulmonary Angiography - Part 1


Protocol Optimization


CT Pulmonary Angiography - Part 2


Radiation Dose Reduction strategies


Abdominal Aortic Imaging


Low kVp Imaging techniques


Renal | Pancreatic | Liver CTA

1100 – 1130: Morning Tea


Contrast Media Delivery – techniques and applications in CTA


Mesenteric Angiogram


Circle of Willis and Carotid CTA


Peripheral Arterial and Venous Angiograms


ECG Interpretation


Coronary CTA Physics


ECG Editing in Gated Imaging


Coronary and Cardiac CT Sectional Anatomy

1330 – 1430: Lunch


Thoracic CTA gated


Protocol Optimization in Cardiac CTA – Step by Step approach


Thoracic CTA non-gated


Cardiac CT Artefacts – Tips and Tricks


Aortic Valve Imaging (TEVAR/TAVI)


Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Anomalies – Imaging and Contrast techniques

Completion at 1615







Speaker Line UP




Speaker Profiles 

Professor Charbel Saade

            Prof. Charbel Saade graduated from the University of Sydney in radiography, Masters in CT and MRI, and a PhD in contrast media delivery.  Charbel is currently working at the American University of Beirut as an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Medical Imaging Sciences. He is a frequent lecturer in international congresses like ASMIRT, RSNA, ECR and Arab Health.  Charbel has co-authored more than 60 original papers with more than 70 abstracts presented.  Charbel has a strong clinical background in the field of X-ray, CT and MRI.  Charbel is also Adjunct Professor of Medical Imaging at King Khaled University KSA as well as editor in chief of the international journal of medical imaging. Charbel is the owner and convenor of MDCT.com.au and has been teaching radiographers for more than 10 years with the latest tips and tricks to reduce contrast media administration and radiation dose whilst maintaining image quality without compromising image quality.  His particular focus also has been driven towards cross-sectional anatomy and pathology and its effects on image techniques.  Charbel has a particular focus on education by changing radiology "one image at a time".


Lance Lennon

           Lance Lennon graduated from the University of Sydney in Diagnostic Radiography and Master of Health Science with specialisation in CT. Lance has a strong clinical background in X-ray, CT, Advanced Visualisation and RIS/PACS. He is a frequent presenter at CT user group meetings as well as both domestic and international conferences such as ECR. Lance commenced employment with then Toshiba Medical now Canon Medical Systems in 2008 as a CT Applications Specialist. He has also held roles in CT Product Specialisation and now Senior Research Applications Specialist. Lance has had a strong focus on Radiographer education for over 10 years, reads consistently to stay current and enjoys the challenge of breaking down complex concepts into easy to understand bites of knowledge.


Dr. Arjuna Somanathan

          Arjuna graduated from the University of New South Wales’ Medical School in 2009 and obtained a Masters of Public Health (International Health) in 2013 also from UNSW. In 2012 he commenced his radiology training at St George Hospital Sydney, which he completed in 2017. He was a consultant radiologist at St George Hospital and in private practice in Sydney for the first half of 2017 before commencing a Chest and Body MRI Fellowship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth in July 2017.  He is currently a consultant radiologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and joined Perth Radiological Clinic in August 2018.


Sydney Weather


          The forecast for this week starts out partly cloudy clearing up to fabulously sunny days by the weekend with temperatures above 15 degrees expected. The mornings will be a cool 12-14 degrees so be prepared, especially if you plan to get up early and enjoy the spectacular Sydney City or Darling Harbor.


Dress code


         Come as you are !

Extra activities


         Sydney does not sleep from its amazing coffee to unique restaurants as well as shopping along George street or relaxing on the harbor on Saturday evening with a few friends.  For more information click the link below:




General Information

  1. No onsite payments
  2. Payment by PayPal or Wire transfer only.
  3. The registration fee includes AIR appellation, lunch and breaks as well as electronic lecture notes.
  4. Upon payment, an email will be sent with your tickets and a second email with a receipt (tax invoice).
  5. Please provide any special needs request
  6. Certificates of attendance will be mailed at the end of the day.
  7. ALL personal information WILL NOT be shared with any of our sponsors.


Group Discount

  1. To get a group or corporate discount, please email info@mdct.com.au at least 14 days prior to the conference and based on seat availability. 
    1. 5 or more: 20 % discount
    2. 10 or more: 30 % discount
  2. These group discounts are not applicable for early bird discounts.
  3. MDCT reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances.  If this was to occur, MDCT shall refund the registration fee only and is not liable for travel expenses.


Late Fee and Refund Policy

  1. A $100 late fee applies to registrations received one week prior to the conference.
  2. A $100 handling fee shall be deducted per day for cancelations
  3. No refunds will occur 2 weeks prior to the conference.

PLEASE NOTE: 2.7% transaction fee will be charged for payments made through PayPal


We are also holding a one-day CHEST course the day before





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