Level 1 course (former level A)

This course is designed for Cardiologists, Radiologists and Residents with no experience in cardiac CTA.
This course will impart the participants the basics of the interpretation of the images and the optimization of image acquisition. 50 selected cases will be completed with the use of cardiac dedicated PHILIPS software. During the “do it yourself” (DIY) sessions supervision by cardiac CT specialists of the Cardiology and Radiology Staff will guide the participants to complete the cases. From all cases a coronary catheterization is available as a reference. All cases CTA and corresponding invasive coronary angiography have been analyzed by staff members of the cardiac CT and Invasive Cardiology department. The results are available in a database accessible for the participants at the end of each case discussion.



The CIRC Level 1 course objectives are:

• Offer background information about the scanner physics, contrast dynamics, acquisition methods, administration of medication to enhance image quality
• Get familiar with the software and interpretation of images to:
• Detect coronary stenosis and plaque burden
• Detect artifacts and pitfalls
• Correlate CTA to catheterization
• The duration of the course is 3½ days, ca. 28 hrs



The level 1 course is accredited by:

The NVVC (Dutch society of Cardiology) for 24 NVVC/ESC/EBAC accreditation points.
The NVVR (Radiological society of the Netherlands) for 24 NVVR/CME/CDP accreditation points.


Calendar Level 1 Course

By clicking on the link bellow you can find an overview of the upcomming Level 1 courses and booking information.
Book a level 1 course


Prices level 1 course

Early booking*: € 2.400,-
Late booking: € 2.700,-

*payment received 30 days before the course


Level 1+2 course combination offer

Level 1 course (€ 2.400,-)
Level 2 course (€ 2.800,-)
€ 4.400,-

Please check the Level 1 + 2 course page for more information.


Site and Location

Our site is equipped with both a 64-slice Multi Detector CT with Step & Shoot ability and a 64-slice Multi Detector PETCT. Besides, there are 4 fully equipped catheterization labs. At the moment we are performing over 1.200 Cardiac CT’s a year. 

CWZ Hospital
Weg door Jonkerbos 100
6532 SZ Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Tel. +31(0) 24-3658783
E-mail: info@cardiacct.nl