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Cardiovascular Imaging
David A. Bluemke, J. Paul Finn, Organizers

Wednesday, 10 May 2006, 10:30 - 12:30
Last updated 05 May 2009

Recent advances in cardiovascular MRI have resulted from higher speed gradients, magnetic field strengths, and spatial resolution. The advances have been applied to challenging applications in the evaluation of coronary artery as well as peripheral vascular disease. In this two-hour course, innovations in MRA of the coronary and peripheral arteries will be discussed, as well as applications of contrast enhanced MRI for the evaluation of myocardial fibrosis. The relationship of these techniques to high field imaging at 3T will be presented.
Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
• Describe advances in coronary MRA using whole heart techniques;
• List applications of high field MRI for cardiovascular imaging;
• Explain the use of contrast enhanced myocardial MRI for the evaluation of myocardial fibrosis/scar;
• Describe advanced MRI methods for evaluation of peripheral arterial disease.


Wednesday, 10 May
10:30 Coronary Whole Heart MRA Debiao Li
11:00 MRA at 3T J. Paul Finn
11:30 Advances in Delayed Gadolinium MRI of Heart and Vessels Joao A.C. Lima
12:00 Peripheral MRA: Competing in the MDCT Era Jörg Barkhausen
12:30 Adjournment