Evolution Sessions

Evolution:  Session Abstracts

The Evolution of Imaging Technology
Friday, March 28, 2003, 10:30 – 11:45 am
E. Gordon DePuey III, MD

Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

What are the new directions and developments of imaging technology for the detection of coronary artery disease? Dr. DePuey will compare and contrast nuclear cardiology, echocardiology, stress echocardiology, EBCT, cardiac MRA and peripheral vascular angiography. Learn the strengths and weaknesses as well as the logistical issues to consider in determining the role of these modalities in the cardiovascular services program.

The Past, Present and Future of Cardiac PACS
Friday, March 28, 2003, 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Speakers: Georgann Bruski, RT
                Sara Cutler, MBA

Sponsored by Medcon Telemedicine Technologies, Inc. and Guidant Corporation

What components are essential in PACS planning? Our speakers will discuss cardiac PACS both from a historical and future perspective. They will explain the relevance of the CIS (cardiac information management system) to cardiac PACS planning. You will develop an understanding of the cardiac PACS planning process and cost modeling to present alternatives to the executive decision-makers in your organization.

Mapping Your Route to the Horizon of Cardiovascular Disease Therapy
Friday, March 28, 2003, 2:45 – 4:00 pm
Speaker: April Wells Simon, RN, MSN
                  John Harnett

Sponsored by Boston Scientific Corporation

Prepare for the integration of new care programs with a look at the treatment of cardiovascular disease in 3-5 years. Through discussion of emerging technologies and techniques in the less invasive and cardiac surgery environments, suggestions will be provided for the methods by which the impacts of these technologies and techniques can be assessed.

Setting Up Community-Based PCI: Two Years from the Nashville Project
Saturday, March 29, 2003, 8:30 – 9:45 am
Speaker: Cynthia G. Waller, RN, MSN

Sponsored by Boston Scientific Corporation

The Nashville Community-Based PCI Project has sought to meet the needs expressed by patients, physicians and outlying hospitals supported by the Nashville tertiary healthcare systems. Learn why today so many people are looking to this effort in shaping their programs. Ms. Waller will share how the strategic plan was developed, how resources required were addressed, and the pitfalls as well as the potential of community-based PCI.

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