MR Angiography Techniques
James F.M. Meaney, Martin R. Prince
M.D., Ph.D., and Stefan O. Schoenberg, M.D., Organizers
updated 05 May 2009
Course Description: This four-hour course will provide an active discussion of state-of-the-art
techniques, focusing on current hot topics in the field of magnetic resonance angiography.
High-resolution MRA in the calf, functional imaging of renal artery stenosis,
whole-body MRA and coronary MRA will be discussed. In order to give the audience a
balanced view of the value of different technical approaches, each session is organized in
the form of a "shoot-out," i.e. different experts in the field will present
their approach and discuss the individual advantages and disadvantages. Afterwards
there will be a discussion moderated by the course chairs.
Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
challenges of MRA implementation in anatomic areas with high technical demands; Compare the advantages and
disadvantages of different technical approaches in these areas; Recognize the clinical benefit of
advanced MRI protocols for a comprehensive non-invasive work-up of vascular disease.