This one-day course is designed to provide pediatric cardiologists, adult congenital cardiologists and cardiac sonographers with the fundamental skills required to obtain and analyze high-quality live transthoracic 3D images of complex congenital heart issues.
The course will be directed by David A. Roberson, MD, FASE, FACC. Educational material will be presented in the form of lectures, case presentations, informal discussions and hands-on image acquisition and manipulation from live models. Additional image manipulation from stored image loops will be practiced. This course will provide a thorough introduction into the fundamentals of live transthoracic 3D image acquisition and its practical clinical application.
The Philips ultrasound clinical education team will assist in instructing participants on optimizing acquisition, manipulation, cropping, display and quantification of 3D datasets of congenital cardiac defects using QLAB software. Students will have ample opportunity to develop hands-on experience.
This course is for physicians and sonographers interested in using Live 3D in clinical practice and expanding their knowledge of congenital heart disease.
Prerequisite skills: A thorough knowledge and understanding of 2D echocardiography and system instrumentation is required for this program. Participants should have experience in congenital heart disease.