Weekday Educational Course:
Summits in Clinical Cardiovascular Applications: Non-Contrast MR Angiography
Clinical Intensive Education Option
Organizer: Georg M. Bongartz, M.D.
Skill Level: Advanced
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
13:30 - 15:30

This two hour course will provide an overview of the role of MR within the spectrum of imaging techniques available for diagnosis and evaluation of vascular disease. The speakers will be both basic scientists and radiologists. The course will cover cutting-edge MRA without contrast media and recent state-of-the-art application of routine native MRA. The seminar-style comprises direct educational presentations, followed by in depth-discussion. This program will provide insight into new non-contrast MRA techniques and their applicability, as well as profound knowledge on practical issues in MRA and especially its limitations versus contrast enhanced techniques.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Explain the basics of non-contrast MRA;
  • Compare standard applications (time-of-flight / phase-contrast) and recent FSE/SSFP based non-contrast MRA techniques;
  • Recognize the potential and the pitfalls in FSE/SSFP based non-contrast MRA methods; and
  • Design appropriate scanning protocols for MRA.

  Moderators: Georg M. Bongartz, M.D., and Elizabeth M. Hecht, M.D.
13:30 Why Non-Contrast & NSF? Thomas M. Grist, M.D.
13:50 Established Techniques Mitsue Miyazaki, Ph.D.
14:10 True FISP Debiao Li, Ph.D.
14:30 Ghost Imaging & Flow-Insensitive Unenhanced MRA Robert R. Edelman, M.D.
14:50 Fast Spin Echo/SPACE-Based Techniques Ruth P. Lim, M.B.B.S.,M.Med.
15:10 Panel Discussion  
15:30 Adjournment  


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