Cardiac 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

ast updated 05 May 2009

Course 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.

Educational Objectives:

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.

The final five minutes of each presentation will be reserved for questions.

08:30 Understanding New Cardiac MR Pulse Sequences J. Paul Finn
09:05 Cardiac CT Arthur E. Stillman
09:40 MRI of Global and Regional LV Function Albert C. van Rossum
10:15 Break
10:35 MR Dobutamine Stress Testing Eike Nagel
11:10 MR Perfusion Imaging of Ischemia Jürg Schwitter
11:45 MRI of Myocardial Viability Raymond J. Kim
12:20 Questions/Summary
12:30 Break
14:00 MRI of Cardiac Masses and Pericardium Scott D. Flamm
14:35 MRI of ARVD David A. Bluemke
15:05 MRI of LV Cardiomypathy Andreas Kumar
15:40 Break
16:00 Coronary MR Angiography Matthias Stuber
16:35 MRI of Atherosclerotic Disease Bruce A. Wasserman
17:10 MRI of Congenital Heart Disease Philip J. Spevak
17:45 Questions/Summary
18:00 Adjournment