Cardiovascular MRI
Zahi A. Fayad, Ph.D., Christopher Kramer, M.D., and P.V. Prasad, Ph.D., Organizers

Saturday, 12 July, 11:00 - 13:00 and
Tuesday, 15 July, 10:30 - 12:30

Last updated 05 May 2009

Course Description:
This course will consist of two two-hour sessions.  It is designed for persons with interests but limited experience in cardiac MR.  Basic MR techniques for assessing myocardial structure, function, valvular disease, viability, and flow will be presented, as will their clinical applications in the setting of acquired and congenital cardiac disease.  Methods for presentation and analysis of cardiac MR results will also be discussed.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

 Describe basic areas of routine and promising clinical use of MR in assessing cardiovascular disease;
Apply MR protocols for determination of cardiac morphology, dynamic function, flow, and physiologic status;
Describe methodologies that help in the interpretation of results for cardiac MR assessment of acquired and congenital cardiac disease;
Compare approaches for optimal presentation and analysis of cardiac MR results.

Saturday, 12 July

Session 1
11:00 Introduction to Cardiac MR Jrg Barkhausen
11:25 Assessment of Myocardial Function, Rest and Stress Christopher Kramer
11:50 MR Coronary Angiography Debiao Li
12:15 Atherosclerotic Plaque Characterization Chun Yuan
12:40 Discussion
13:00 Adjournment

Tuesday, 15 July

Session II
10:30 Fast Imaging and Real-Time Cardiac MRI Frederick H. Epstein
10:55 Assessing Myocardial Perfusion Steven D. Wolff
11:20 Cardiovascular MRI in Congenital Heart Disease Tal Geva
11:45 Determining Myocardial Viability Robert M. Judd
12:10 Discussion
12:30 Adjournment