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Accelerating the future of cardiac CT: Social media as sine qua non?

Published:January 30, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2020.01.011

      Abstract

      The vision for the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography's social media efforts is to amplify the impact of the Journal while driving engagement, increasing journal visibility and disseminating content to new audiences globally. Serving as “the front door” to the Journal, this digital evolution represents an important step forward for a field in which advancements in hardware, image processing and clinical evidence have evolved rapidly. However, is social media the panem et circenses of cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), that of superficial appeasement, or of sine qua non; an essential ingredient to the acceleration of the Journal and of the field of cardiovascular CT? This paper aims to present the initial impact of social media within a dedicated cardiovascular CT journal.

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      Abbreviations:

      CT (computed tomography), JCCT (Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography), CAC-DRS (coronary artery calcium diagnostic and reporting system), MESA (multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis), TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement)
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