Certification Board Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Sample Questions

  • What percentage of symptomatic patients with a calcium score of zero will have hemodynamically significant stenosis?
    1. <1%
    2. 1-10%
    3. 15-25%
    4. >25%

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  • Which of the following examinations is generally thought to produce the lowest radiation effective dose (E)?
    1. Coronary CT angiography with field of view focused on the heart, but without ECG dose modulation.
    2. Myocardial perfusion imaging utilizing a dual isotope protocol with 30 mCi Tc99m and 3mCi of Tl201.
    3. Myocardial perfusion imaging utilizing a two day protocol with Tc99m (30mCi for both injections).
    4. Diagnostic invasive coronary angiography via the femoral approach.

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  • Sample Question 2 ImageThe arrow in Image exhibit points to which of the following branches?
    1. Sinoatrial nodal
    2. Conus
    3. Ramus intermedius
    4. AV-nodal

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  • What is the major advantage of using prospective axial scanning over retrospective helical scanning for calcium scoring?
    1. A reduction in radiation dose
    2. A reduction in bloom artifacts
    3. A shorter breath hold
    4. Improved temporal resolution

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  • Sample Quesion 5 ImageBased on the image shown, which of the following findings would be expected on the multiphase functional cine images?
    1. Reduced LV systolic function
    2. Diastolic septal bounce
    3. Regional wall motion abnormality
    4. Systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve

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