The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is the international professional society representing physicians, scientists and technologists advocating for research, education and clinical excellence in the use of cardiovascular computed tomography.
SCCT operates with the best clinical outcome of the patient in mind. The organization works to foster optimal clinical effectiveness of cardiovascular CT (CCT), ensure its expert and appropriate application, advocate for adequate coverage and reimbursement, support research efforts to promote further development and applications of CCT and cultivate close working relationships with other societies in the fields of Cardiology, Radiology, Vascular Surgery and Vascular Disease.
A major proponent of CCT education, SCCT offers education and training courses to healthcare professionals seeking competency and certification in the performance and interpretation of cardiovascular CT. Each July, SCCT offers an annual board review course, which is a comprehensive review of all aspects of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, and clinical practice. It is designed to provide the participant with a rigorous and thorough knowledge base in preparation for the Cardiovascular CT Board Examination.
Also in July, the organization presents an Annual Scientific Meeting, which provides up-to-date information on the technical principles, methods, clinical results, potential applications and limitations of CCT. The next annual meeting will take place July 19-22, 2012.
SCCT publishes the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, a bimonthly, peer-reviewed scientific journal that focuses primarily on original research as well as the clinical and technical aspects of CCT. The journal recently achieved prominent status within the medical publishing world, when it was accepted into MEDLINE®, the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® premier bibliographic database.
Since inception in 2005, SCCT membership, which has grown to 4,000, includes cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear physicians, technologists and administrators. In the U.S., there are 11 regional SCCT workgroups, which are grassroots advocacy groups for cardiac CT that are operated under the leadership of the SCCT executive committee and the workgroup committee of the SCCT. The organization is based in Washington, DC.