Imaging David A. Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D.,
Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., and Erik Nagel, M.D., Organizers
Thursday, 10 July 2003, 08:30 - 18:00
updated 05 May 2009
Description This seven-and-one-quarter hour 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 pericardial disease and masses,
valvular disease and arrthymogenic right ventricular dysplasia will be presented and
reviewed. New areas of application of cardiac MR include myocardial infarction
evaluation, ischemic heart disease, coronary artery disease, and atherosclerotic vascular
disease assessment. 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.
Upon completion of this session,
participants should be able to
Select the basic sequence type used for the
assessment of cardiac anatomy, left ventricular function and flow;
List the current recognized indications in
cardiovascular imaging as well as to define those under investigation;
Appraise and critique the value of MR for the assessment
of ischemic heart disease;
Interpret CMR examinations of cardiac masses and ARVD;
Describe the current value of MR imaging of the coronary
arteries and atherosclerotic plaques and list its limitations;
Determine left ventricular mass and function.
final five minutes of each presentation will be reserved for questions.