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Cardiac Problem Solving: Imaging the Coronary Arteries in 2006 - CT vs MRCA
Victor A. Ferrari, Organizer
Victor A. Ferrari, Matthias Stuber, Co-moderators

Thursday, 11 May 2006, 10:30 -12:30
Last updated 05 May 2009

Educational Objectives:
MR Neurography – Imaging Peripheral Nerves
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
• Identify the clinical indications for coronary artery imaging with MR and CT;
• Describe the advantages and disadvantages of current MR and CT techniques for use in coronary angiography;
• Discuss the risks and benefits regarding safety considerations for CTA vs. MRCA; and;
• Explain the uses and limitations of CT and MRI for plaque characterization and vessel wall imaging.


Thursday, 11 May
10:30 Can CT Be Reliably Used for Plaque Characterization and Vessel Wall Imaging? Zahi A. Fayad, Ph.D.
10:50 Advanced MR Coronary Imaging at 3T: Promise or Problems Debiao Li, Ph.D.
11:10 CTA vs MRCA: Technical and Clinical Perspective Konstantin Nikolaou, M.D.
11:30 Head-to-Head Comparison of CT and MRCA Bernhard Gerber, M.D.
11:50 Assessing the Myocardium:  Ischmia, Prognosis, and Viability Daniel Berman, M.D.
12:15 Panel Discussion
12:30 Adjournment