Cardiovascular CT Angiography

November 9th, 2019


Imaging Essentials brought to you by MDCT and CT/MRI Safety Matters®


mrisafetymatters@btinternet.com or text 07789 235 645

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 CTA 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, CTA Imaging
  4. Imaging strategies that are specific to disease processes
  5. Effects of imaging on clinical outcomes and treatment strategies


" Prof Saade is one of the greatest speakers who explains a complex topic in a simple way where I took it back to my workplace and had amazing results.  I cant wait for your next conference Series "

Amanda K, Sydney Australia


"I would just like to thank you for the conference.  This is easily the best conference I have ever been to.  The topic was interesting, delivered in such a way that it captivated the audience, explained some basics that I am sorry to say even after 3 years working in CT I had no idea about.  After the conference, I feel less like a button pusher in CT and feel I actually understand some concepts.  The conference made me understand how little I actually know about CT and how much I am yet to learn.  It has sparked a desire to learn more"

Maja T, Sydney, Australia


Course Outline


8:30 am - Registration (Tea/Coffee with pastries or fresh fruit skewers)

9:15 am - Introduction

9:20 am: Cardiovascular CT Physics

9:50 - Contrast Media: Delivery, Strategies, and Techniques

10:15 - Radiation Dose Reduction Strategies and Low kVp Technique

10:45 - Head and Neck CT Angiography

Morning Break (Tea, Coffee, Biscuits or dietary bars - 20 minutes)

11:30 - CT Pulmonary Angiography

12:00 - Coronary CT Angiography

12:30 - Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic CT Angiography

Lunch (finger buffet, Tea and Coffee - 45 minutes)

13:45 - Renal, Pancreatic and Liver CT Angiography

14:30 - Peripheral Arterial and Venous CT Angiography

15:30 – Tea/coffee break (fruit scones/toffee and apple sponge/dietary bars - 15mins)

15:45 - Paediatric CT Angiography

16:25 - closing remarks

End (16:30)








" His lectures slides are so clear and easy to follow -  He is the only conference that provides ALL electronic lecture notes - I now have Prof Saade on the touch of my electronic devices and refer to his lecture notes ALL the TIme "

John K, Aukland, New Zealand


"Thank you for a brilliant, if an intense weekend. 
I learned so much from the Cardiovascular CTA symposium that I took my new knowledge back to Women's and Children's Hospital and made changes to how we managed our timing bolus setup (as we scan mostly pediatric patients, we have been using timing bolus for all our CTA  - but with quite mixed results). I had such great results - the 1st case was the Perfect PE study - radiologists were very impressed, and used half the contrast to previous studies! The enthusiasm continues with our pediatric patients, great scans with less contrast, so everyone wins"

Jeff T, Adelaide, Australia



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 75 original papers with more than 70 oral 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".



Edinburgh Weather


          The forecast for this week starts out partly cloudy with temperatures above 9 degrees expected. The mornings will be a cool 6-8 degrees so be prepared, especially if you plan to get up early and enjoy the spectacular City or Park walk.


Dress code


         Come as you are !

Extra activities


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Please visit http://www.book.accom.ed.ac.uk, and quote promotion code: EVENT, you will receive 15% off accommodation at Salisbury Green Hotel at Pollock Halls. This is the accommodation at the venue. Payment is taken at the time of booking.


Student Rates

General Information

  1. No onsite payments
  2. Payment by PayPal or Wire transfer only.
  3. The registration fee includes CPD now endorsement, 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: 10 % discount
    2. 10 or more: 20 % 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.


mrisafetymatters@btinternet.com or text 07789 235 645

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.

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