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Cardiac Imaging
David A. Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D., Organizer
Sunday, 16 May 2004, 07:30 - 17:00

ast updated 05 May 2009

Course Description
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.
Audience Description:
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.
Educational Objectives:
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.

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

07:30 Coronary MR Angiography Matthias Stuber
08:05 MRI of Atherosclerotic Disease Chun Yuan
08:40 MRI of Congenital Heart Disease Scott D. Flamm
09:15 Break
09:35 MR Dobutamine Stress Testing Raymnd Kwong
10:10 MR Perfusion Imaging of Ischemia Hajime Sakuma
10:45 MRI of Myocardial Viability Andrew Arai
11:20 Questions/Summary
11:30 Break
13:00 Analysis of Cardiac MR Images Rob van der Geest
13:35 MRI in Assessment of Arrhythmia David A. Bluemke
14:05 LV Global and Regional Function Victor A. Ferrari
14:40 Break
15:00 Clinical Cardiac Imaging at 1.5T and 3.0T: Relative Strengths and Weaknesses J. Paul Finn
15:35 Non-Contrast CMR Approaches in Coronary Heart Disease Matthias Friedrich
16:10 Interventional CMR Harald Quick
16:45 Questions/Summary
17:00 Adjournment