MORNING CATEGORICAL COURSE
Clinical Application of Cardiovascular Imaging
Organizers: Stefan G. Ruehm, M.D., Ph.D., Georg Bongartz, M.D.
Skill Level: Advanced
Tuesday 6 May, Wednesday 7 May, Thursday 8 May and Friday 9 May 2008
In four one-hour sessions, this course combines lectures on cardiac and vascular imaging, the latter focusing on MR Angiography of the body and the coronary system as well as on vessel wall assessment in atherosclerosis. Cardiac imaging plays an increasing role in MRI. It has proven to be more objective than ultrasound with respect to cardiac morphology and wall motion assessment. Contrast media-enhanced techniques enable straightforward approaches to myocardial perfusion as well as to the assessment of myocardial viability by late enhancement techniques. In the final part of the course, practical issues of MR imaging of atherosclerosis and of cardiac MRI will be offered.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
This course is primarily aimed at radiologists, cardiologists, and physicians with an interest in cardiovascular imaging. The course is also appropriate for radiology technologists, physicists, and engineers interested in the imaging techniques currently used and clinical applications of cardiovascular MR in general.
|7:00||MRA of Thoracic and Abdominal Vessels||James C. Carr, M.D.|
|7:20||Peripheral MRA||Stefan G. Ruehm, M.D., Ph.D.|
|7:40||Whole-Heart Coronary MRA||Hajime Sakuma, M.D.|
|Congenital Diseases and Cardiomyopathies|
|7:00||Congenital and Valvular Disease||Jean-Paul Vallée, M.D.|
|7:30||Cardiomyopathies and Inflammatory Cardiac Disease||David A. Bluemke, M.D.|
|7:00||Global and Regional Function||Matthias G. Friedrich, M.D.|
|7:20||Myocardial Perfusion||Juerg Schwitter, M.D.|
|7:40||Myocardial Viability||Peter Hunold, M.D.|
|7:00||Comprehensive Protocols for Imaging of Atherosclerosis||Zahi A. Fayad, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Comprehensive Protocols for Cardiac Imaging in Practice||Jens Bremerich, M.D.|