CMR of Myocardial Infarction

Organizers: Christopher M. Kramer, M.D., Debiao Li, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate

Tuesday, 6 May 2008


This two-hour course will present the state of the art of the use of CMR in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Attendees will come away with an improved understanding of the use of CMR in the measurement of infarct size, areas of microvascular obstruction, and area at risk using late gadolinium enhancement and T2-weighted techniques. The use of CMR to measure LV remodeling over time after MI and to assess the potential of stem cell tracking in both animal models and humans will be discussed.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the utility of CMR in the measurement of infarct size and assessment of microvascular obstruction in acute myocardial infarction;
  • Compare T2-weighted CMR techniques with other imaging modalities for identifying area at risk in acute MI;
  • Evaluate the utility of CMR in the assessment of chronic LV remodeling; and
  • Describe the potential of CMR techniques for stem cell tracking.
  • 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.

    10:30 Measurement of Infarct Size Robert M. Judd, Ph.D.
    10:50 Identification of Microvascular Obstruction Christopher M. Kramer, M.D.
    11:10 CMR Identify Area at Risk?  Andrew E. Arai, M.D.
    11:30 CMR and LV Remodeling Frederick H. Epstein, Ph.D.
    11:50 CMR and Stem Cell Tracking and Therapy Dara L. Kraitchman, V.M.D., Ph.D.
    12:10 Discussion  
    12:30 Adjournment