Donut of Destiny

Donut of Destiny

The Donut of Destiny -- a podcast that explores new hot topics in cardiovascular CT. Grab a quick bite of the latest happenings. Created by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography's FIRST committee. Music by Jason Lee... Show More

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July 30, 2020 15 min

Alastair and Praveen discuss the recently published subanalysis of the SCOT-HEART trial focused on low attenuation noncalcified plaque. What is really more important in the assessment of coronary artery disease: plaque or stenosis? Tune in and find out!

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.044720

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June 4, 2020 14 min

Building on last episode, Alastair and Praveen dive further into the role of CT and ACS by breaking down the CARMENTA trial. Can we safely defer a trip to the cath lab with a #YesCCT first strategy? Tune in and find out! 

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On this episode, Alastair and Praveen talk about how coronary CTA was used for an NSTEMI population in a substudy of the VERDICT trial. Does coronary CTA accurately characterize CAD in certain ACS patients? Tune in and find out! 

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On this episode, Alastair and Praveen take a deeper dive into COVID-19 and cardiac CT focusing on differentiating COVID-related myocardial injury from acute coronary syndromes.

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March 27, 2020 14 min

On this episode of the Donut of Destiny, Alastair and Praveen discuss COVID in the context of cardiac CT. 

Topics covered include:

  • what are the typical and atypical CT appearances of COVID that may be incidentally identified on cardiac CT
  • what precautions should be taken when scanning COVID patients
  • what are some new roles of cardiac CT in the post-COVID era
  • Tune in and enjoy! 

     

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  • Correlation of Chest CT and RT-PCR Testing in Co...
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    February 13, 2020 12 min

    In this kickoff episode of The Donut of Destiny, hosts Alastair and Praveen dive into the recent ISCHEMIA trial, focusing on its relation to and impact on cardiac CT. How did cardiac CT shape the ISCHEMIA trial population? How will trial results change the way we use cardiac CT in suspected ischemia? Tune in and find out!

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