Cardiovascular Imaging at High Field  
Torsten Sommer, M.D., Matthias Stuber, Ph.D., Organizers  
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced  


Higher magnetic field strengths offer a higher signal-to-noise ratio, an increased chemical shift, prolonged T1 values, and reduced T2*. These
characteristics offer great promise for cardiovascular imaging in general. However, B0 and B1 inhomogeneities, the SAR increase, and more
challenging ECG triggering are limitations. In this two-hour course, high-field related advantages, challenges and solutions for imaging of the
cardiovascular system will be discussed.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  Describe B0 and B1 related problems as they relate to cardiac MRI.
  Explain approaches and applications of 3T MRI to real time cardiovascular imaging.
  List angiographic and myocardial applications of 3T MRI in clinical practice.

Audience Description

The clinical categorical courses are designed for clinical radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, oncologists,
practicing clinicians and scientists, from beginning to advanced experience levels working in MR.

11:00 Solving B0 related problems for cardiac MRI @ 3T Michael Schar, Ph.D. 
11:20 Solving B1 related problems for cardiac MRI Reza Nezafat,Ph.D. 
11:40 Real Time Imaging @ 3T Krisha Nayak, Ph.D. 
12:00 Stress Perfusion Imaging Michael Jerosch-Herold, Ph.D.
12:20 Coronary and peripheral angiography @ 3T Debiao Li, Ph.D.
12:40 BOLD myocardial perfusion imaging and cardiac DTI at 3T Sebastian Kozerke, B.A., M.Sc.
13:00 Adjournment