Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Provides New Portable Cardiac CT Training

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The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is offering a new supplement to the popular SCCT 25 Mentored Cardiovascular CT Cases. The e-Zio™, provided by Ziosoft in cooperation with CVCTA Education, is a software program which allows DICOM data to be downloaded onto any standard desktop or laptop computer.

The e-Zio workstation is an easy-to-use application that is the perfect complement to the SCCT 25 Mentored Cardiovascular CT Cases

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is offering a new supplement to the popular SCCT 25 Mentored Cardiovascular CT Cases. The e-Zio™, provided by Ziosoft in cooperation with CVCTA Education, is a software program which allows DICOM data to be downloaded onto any standard desktop or laptop computer.

The trainee is given the ability to view 3D data, maximum intensity projection (MIP) and multi-planar reformats (MPR) along with learning multi-planar viewing techniques. Video tutorials are included, allowing real-time work on any computer with straightforward, user friendly software. The e-Zio™ workstation allows the SCCT 25 Mentored Cardiovascular CT Cases training to be completed anywhere on the trainees desktop or laptop computer. This application is designed for training only and should not be used for diagnostic purposes.

"The e-Zio workstation is an easy-to-use application that is the perfect complement to the SCCT 25 Mentored Cardiovascular CT Cases," said Stephan Achenbach, MD, FSCCT, Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, University of Erlangen, Germany and Chair of Education Committee for SCCT. "It allows interactive handling of DICOM data, which is essential to learn, understand and improve skills in coronary CTA. SCCT is proud to offer this cutting-edge technology and we are sure that users will enjoy the ease of reading these cases just using a normal PC or laptop, possibly even in the comfort of their own home."

To find out more about this exciting new product and to order online, visit SCCT at http://www.scct.org.

About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

SCCT is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT). With a membership of approximately 4,000, it is acknowledged and recognized as the representative and advocate for research, education, and clinical excellence in the use of cardiovascular computed tomography. For more information on the Society's mission and goals, please see the SCCT website at: http://www.SCCT.org.

About Ziosoft, Inc.

Founded in 1998, Ziosoft, Inc. is a recognized leader in networked advanced visualization and analysis software to benefit clinicians, patients and healthcare specialists. The company's PhyZiodynamic supercomputing advanced visualization software provides a wide array of diagnostic tools at any chosen location. With more than 2,000 systems installed worldwide, the Ziostation system from Ziosoft offers state-of-the-art technology to produce superb image quality, helping clinicians to make faster and more confident diagnoses. Ziosoft is a privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in Brussels, Belgium and Tokyo, Japan. For further information, visit http://www.ziosoftinc.com.

About CVCTA Education

Founded in 2004, CVCTA Education is an e-learning company that specializes in cardiovascular CT education. The company is devoted to optimized training solutions and unique knowledge transfer methodologies. The company uses a blended learning approach with live teaching combined with their specialized Mentor Training Software for remote learning. CVCTA Education has trained more than 2000 physicians and has partnered with SCCT to create the 25 mentored case sets. The addition of the e-zio educational workstation to the CVCTA Education software allows true remote digital training in cardiac CTA.

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