Cardiac MRI
Scott D. Flamm, Joao A.C. Lima, Organizers

Sunday 7 May, 0 7:30 - 17:15

This one-day course will provide an in-depth overview of cardiovascular MR methodologies, focusing on ischemic heart disease. The course will emphasize details relevant to technical performance of cardiovascular MR image acquisition and decision making with specific regard to cardiac function, ischemia, and viability. These techniques will be further explored in the clinical setting by evaluating data from available international, multicenter trials using cardiovascular MR techniques, and in the novel clinical realm of stem cell therapy. In addition, the course will provide a look at the emerging use of cardiovascular MRI at 3.0 Tesla, and cardiovascular intervention with MRI.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Describe and define the basic concepts of cardiac MRI;
• Describe the range of image acquisition options for ischemia and viability assessment;
• Recognize advantages and disadvantages of different imaging approaches in cardiac MR ischemia and viability examinations;
• Design an integrated imaging exam for ischemic heart disease;
• Identify the central role of cardiac MR imaging in multicenter trials of cardiac function and ischemic heart disease;
• Describe the use of cardiac MR in the initial evaluation and follow-up of patients undergoing stem cell therapy; and
• Recognize the novel challenges and implications of cardiac MR performed at 3.0 Tesla.

Audience Description:
This course is aimed at radiologists, cardiologists, and other physicians with an interest in cardiac imaging. The course is also appropriate for radiology technologists, physicists, and engineers interested in the techniques used in and clinical application of cardiovascular MR in ischemic heart disease.

  “Techniques for Cardiac MRI”    
07:30 Imaging of Coronary Artery Disease with MRI/MRA David A. Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D.
08:00 Ischemia Detection using Perfusion, BOLD, etc. Frederick H. Epstein, Ph.D.
08:30 Ischemia Detection using Wall Motion, Strain, etc Raja Muthupillai, Ph.D.
09:00 Myocardial Viability: DE-MRI and LD-Dob Scott D. Flamm, M.D.
09:30 Break - Meet the Teachers    
“Multicenter Trials – Cardiac MRI in the Clinical Arena”    
09:50 MESA Joao A.C. Lima, M.D.
10:20 ICELAND Andrew E. Arai, M.D.
10:50 MR-IMPACT (Perfusion) Juerg Schwitter, M.D.
11:20 Questions and Answers    
11:30 Break    
11:30 - 11:45 - Meet the Teachers    
“Stem Cell Therapy”    
13:00 Controversies and Approaches to Stem Cell Revascularization Guilherme Silva, M.D.
13:25 Evaluation (Function, Ischemia) of Stem Cell Therapy Patients Michael Jerosch-Herold, Ph.D.
13:50 Stem Cell Labeling, Tracking, and Delivery in Cardiovascular Disease Dara L. Kraitchman, V.M.D., Ph.D.
14:15 Stem Cell Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction Albert C. Lardo, Ph.D.
14:40 Break - Meet the Teachers     
“Cardiac MRI Techniques on the Near Horizon”    
15:00 Cardiac Imaging: 1.5T vs 3.0T – Where’s the Benefit? Orlando Simonetti, Ph.D.
15:30 Interventional CMR Elliot R. McVeigh, Ph.D.
16:00 Cardiac Intervention Walter J. Rogers, Ph.D.
16:30 Questions and Answers    
17:00 - 17:15 - Meet the Teachers