Cardiothoracic Imaging and Cardiovascular Sonography

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
MED/11 MED/22 MED/36
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
- To acquire the basic principles of the use of radiographic techniques for the performance of diagnostic examinations of the thoraco-abdominal apparatus
- To acquire the theoretical and practical principles in cardiac and vascular ultrasound
- Knowing the diagnostic investigations for typical images of pathological
Expected learning outcomes
- Knowledge of the benchmarks of diagnostic imaging
- Optimal management of the equipment in order to obtain the best images to provide the specialist with a diagnostic report in compliance with quality standards
- Properly manage the production of images and their storage
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
The lessons will be performed on-line on the Microsoft TEAMS platform and can be followed both synchronously on the basis of the first semester timetable and asynchronously because they will be recorded and made available to students on the same platform
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is required
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be written. It will mainly consist of multiple choice questions with the addition of some open questions, in addition it will be possible, at the discretion of the teacher, to carry out an additional oral test.
Electrocardiography
Course syllabus
Elements of traditional radiology of the heart and large vessels
Technical principles and main clinical applications Cardiovascular CT
Ultrasound vessels of the abdomen
Technical principles and main clinical applications Cardiac MRI
Teaching methods
The courses will include lectures with the possible addition of laboratory exercises
Teaching Resources
Zamorano, Bax, Rademakers, Knuuti, The ESC Textbook of cardiovascular Imaging; Edito Springer.
Angiography and vascular diagnostics
Course syllabus
Fundamental concepts of morphology and vascular pathology
Basic concepts of vascular pathophysiology
Cerebrovascular disease (carotid and vertebral)
Obliterating arteriopathy of the lower limbs
Acute ischemias of the lower and upper limbs
Upper thoracic outlet syndrome
Notes on arteriovenous fistulas
Varices and post phlebitic syndrome
Nephrovascular hypertension
Subclavian theft syndrome
Outline of peripheral aneurysms (Carotid, Vertebral, Subclavian-axillary, Iliac, Femoro-popliteal, Visceral arteries)
Raynaud's syndrome
Introduction to Magnetic Resonance and CT
Angiography
Vascular Ecocolor Doppler
Teaching methods
The courses will include lectures with the possible addition of laboratory exercises
Teaching Resources
Vascular Surgery: Principles and Practice, Wilson-Veith-Hobson-Williams, Mc Graw Hill
Chirurgia Vascolare (SICVE), Ed. Minerva Medica
EcocolorDoppler Vascolare, Rabbia-Matricardi, Ed. Minerva Medica
Diagnostic imaging
Course syllabus
The functional examination with echocardiography and Doppler (main projections and measurements).
Echocardiography in the critically ill.
Echocardiography in heart attack.
Valvulopathies: regurgitation, prolapse, stenosis.
Transesophageal echocardiogram.
CT and MRI of the heart and large arterial vessels.
Abdominal aorta and vena cava ultrasound.
Teaching methods
The courses will include lectures with the possible addition of laboratory exercises
Teaching Resources
Feigenbaum H: Echocardiography.
Andreini D: Cardiac CT: from the technical basis to the clinical practice.
Angiography and vascular diagnostics
MED/22 - VASCULAR SURGERY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Agrifoglio Marco
Diagnostic imaging
MED/36 - IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Andreini Daniele
Electrocardiography
MED/11 - CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours