Evolving Applications of MRA James F.M. Meaney, M.D., Martin A. Prince, M.D., Ph.D., and Stefan O.
updated 05 May 2009
Course Description: The purpose of this four-hour course is to inform the attendee
of the current status of MRA in the thorax, abdomen, peripheral and
coronary. The attendee will learn an optimized site-specific
approach for both non-contrast and contrast-enhanced techniques,
including the strengths and limitations. Time-efficient
post-processing algorithms will be demonstrated. A brief overview
of plaque (vessel wall) imaging will also be presented.
This course is aimed at both experienced practitioners of MR
angiography, and those interested in the scope, science and practice of
MRA. Attendees will be a mix of practicing clinicians experienced
in MRI, physicians who are considering commencing MRA, beginning
graduate as well as postdoctoral students. Researchers currently
actively involved in other fast MR imaging applications but wishing to
add MRA to the scope of their research may benefit as well.
Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
the established indications for MRA; Recognize the
importance of non-contrast and contrast-enhanced approaches in the
different vascular territories; Diagnose common
vascular pathology and variants; Apply the
different post-processing algorithms to enhance diagnostic practice; Perform basic
vessel wall imaging.
Thomas M. Grist
Scott D. Flamm
Post-processing Workstation Demonstrations - Speakers to be