Cardiac CT accreditation takes two-year breather

The American College of Cardiology-backed Task Force on Clinical Competence will extend a certification deadline by two years, enabling more physicians to qualify to perform and interpret cardiac CT.

The American College of Cardiology-backed Task Force on Clinical Competence will extend a certification deadline by two years, enabling more physicians to qualify to perform and interpret cardiac CT. The new date has been set for July 1, 2010, according to Dr. Matthew Budoff, task force chair, who spoke at the 2007 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting.

The deadline was postponed to give physicians more time for training, especially relating to the mandatory supervised interpretation of cardiac CT examinations.