Children’s Hearts: What the Beginner and Intermediate Imager Needs to Know
(About Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease in Children)
This activity is designed to familiarize sonographers and cardiology trainees with common forms of congenital heart disease in children and how to scan them. The course consists of a series of lectures covering the most common forms of congenital heart disease as well as several break-out sessions. During break-out sessions, learners will have the opportunity to individually examine anatomic specimens with a variety of cardiac defects. In addition, actual subjects will be available for small group scanning and detailed discussion of specialized imaging techniques. Finally, some rare cases that have been cared for at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will be reviewed.
This course may not be the best option for the advanced clinician who is interested in the latest, cutting-edge research. The course is focused on the learner who is new to congenital heart disease or who is out of practice in taking care of the congenital heart patient.