Weekday Educational Course:
Summits in Clinical Cardiovascular Applications: Practical Tricks for Cardiac MRI
Organizer: Georg M. Bongartz, M.D.
Skill Level: Advanced
Thursday, 6 May 2010
13:30 - 15:30

This two-hour course will provide an overview of the role of cardiac MR within the spectrum of imaging techniques available for diagnosis and evaluation of cardiac disease. The speakers are both, basic scientists and radiologists/cardiologists. The course comprises state-of-the-art as well as recent advances in cardiac MRI technique and application. The seminar-style allows direct educational presentations, followed by dedicated time for in-depth discussion with the teachers. This course will provide insight into new techniques as well as profound knowledge on practical issues in cardiac diseases and cardiac MRI. 
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Design appropriate scanning protocols for cardiac MR imaging;
  • Describe the basic clinical indications for cardiac MRI;
  • Discriminate among various cardiac diseases by their typical properties in MRI;
  • Identify the pitfalls and challenges of the various cardiac MRI techniques; and
  • Compare and optimally apply the pulse sequences used for cardiac perfusion, function, viability, and velocity imaging in MRI.

  Moderators: Victor A. Ferrari, M.D. and Han Wen, Ph.D.  
13:30 Stress Perfusion Sven Plein, M.D.
13:50 Viability Katherine C. Wu, M.D.
14:10 Function Sandor Kovacs, M.D., Ph.D.
14:30 Coronary Angiography Qi Yang, M.D.
14:50 Phase Contrast Velocity Mapping Ann F. Bolger, M.D.
15:10 Panel Discussion  
15:30 Adjournment  


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