Cardiovascular MRI: From Principles to Protocols
Skill level: Intermediate  
Christopher Kramer, M.D., Orlando P. Simonetti, Ph.D., Organizers
Saturday, 19 May  


Cardiovascular MRI continues to evolve, with significant advances in imaging hardware and methods for quantitative evaluation of physiology. Paired presentations by physicists and clinicians will cover basic technology as well as clinical applications over a range of current cardiovascular MRI topics. Attendees will learn MRI techniques for flow quantification, stress testing, and plaque imaging. Safety issues associated with implanted devices, and the complementary information provided by cardiovascular MRI and CT will also be covered.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this session participants should be able to:
• Describe MRI methods for cardiovascular quantification of flow;
• Explain applications of flow quantification for diagnosis of cardiovascular disease;
• Describe animal models that are useful for investigating new MRI technologies in cardiovascular disease;
• List the applications and limitations of high field cardiovascular MRI as emerging technologies for the future;
• Describe MRI methods for atherosclerotic plaque evaluation and understand their clinical applications; and
• Discuss the potential safety issues associated with implanted devices and their impact on cardiovascular applications of MRI.

Audience Description

This course is designed for:
• MD’s and/or PhD’s, radiologists, cardiovascular specialists, physicists or engineers who are either in training or have finished
  advanced training.
• Technologist interested in cardiovascular imaging.
• Prior training and experience in cardiovascular MR is not required. While the course starts with the basics, some experience
  may be helpful for the more advanced topics.
Flow and Motion Quantification  
08:30 Techniques and Artifacts Michael Markl, Ph.D.
08:50 Applications Vivian S. Lee, MD, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular Stress MR  
09:15 Techniques Michael Jerosch-Herold, Ph.D.
09:35 Applications Eike Nagel, M.D.
10:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
Preclinical Models for Cardiovascular Structure and Function  
10:30 Techniques David Sosnovik, M.D.
10:50 Applications Robert G. Weiss, M.D. 
High Field Cardiovascular MR  
11:15 Techniques and Artifacts Michael Schar, Ph.D. 
11:35 Applications Matthew Robson, Ph.D.
12:00 Break  
12:00 - 12:15 - Meet the Teachers  
CMR & CCT – Complementary Technologies  
13:30 Technical Capabilities and Limitations Orlando P. Simonetti, Ph.D.
13:50 Complementary Applications Subha V. Raman, M.D.
14:15 Implanted Device Safety Torsten Sommer, M.D.
14:35 Pediatric CMR  Phillip Beerbaum, M.D.
15:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
Atherosclerotic Plaque Imaging  
15:30 Techniques Chun Yuan, Ph.D.
15:50 Applications Christopher M. Kramer, M.D.
Late enhancement and cardiomyopathies   
16:15 Techniques Peter Kellman, Ph.D.
16:35 Applications Jeanette Schulz-Menger, M.D.
16:55 Questions and Answers  
17:00 Adjournment  
17:00 - 17:15 - Meet the Teachers