This one-day course will first cover basic technical issues in
new types of pulse sequences specific to successful application of MRI for the heart.
Standard applications of cardiac MR, such as cardiomyopathy,
function and viability will be presented, as well as techniques for
analyzing cardiac images. New areas of application of cardiac MR
include 3T imaging, coronary imaging, atherosclerotic vascular disease
assessment and interventional methods will also be presented. The course will focus on the principles as well as protocols for
newer techniques as they are moving from the research laboratory to common use in
cardiovascular MR centers.
This course is designed for cardiologists, cardiologists in training
(any level), radiologists, radiologists in training (any level), and
experienced MR technicians who perform cardiovascular MR examinations.
A basic/general MR background will be helpful.
Upon completion of this session,
participants should be able to
Explain the use of cardiac MR to
assess myocardial ischemia and viability;
List the current recognized indications in
cardiovascular imaging as well as to define those under investigation;
Interpret CMR examinations of cardiomyopathy and ARVD;
Describe the current value of MR imaging of the coronary
arteries and atherosclerotic plaques and list its limitations;
Describe analysis methods used in CMR.