Weekend Educational Course:
Cardiovascular MRI: Current Applications, Clinical Needs &Technical Developments
Organizers: Orlando P. Simonetti, Ph.D., and Han Wen, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Saturday, 1 May 2010

This one-day course will provide an overview of the role of CMR within the spectrum of imaging techniques available for diagnosis and evaluation of cardiovascular disease. State-of-the-art cardiac and vascular imaging and spectroscopy techniques will be described in detail by MRI physicists, and physician experts will identify and demonstrate current clinical applications.

Specific topics will include:

  • MR coronary angiography and vessel wall,
  • Advanced cardiac function imaging,
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging,
  • Proton spectroscopy of the myocardium,
  • Cardiovascular MRI at 7T.
Time will be allotted for personal discussion with the teachers. This course will provide the background and overview of the technology and applications that will be covered in the weekday courses on cardiovascular MRI.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the role of CMR in the context of other cardiac imaging modalities;
  • Describe the basic clinical indications for cardiac and vascular MRI;
  • Explain the physical bases of the various techniques used for MRI of the cardiovascular system;
  • Describe the state-of-the-art and the appropriate use of coronary MRI;
  • Recommend appropriate techniques and applications for advanced analysis of cardiac function;
  • Provide the appropriate clinical interpretation of the various imaging indications in cardiac viability MRI;
  • Identify the pitfalls and challenges of the various CMR techniques;
  • Appraise the utility of proton spectroscopy of the myocardium; and
  • Predict how 7T MRI may benefit cardiovascular imaging in the future.

Moderators: El-Sayad Ibrahim, Ph.D., and Orlando P. Simonetti, Ph.D.
08:00 Introduction Orlando P. Simonetti, Ph.D.
08:05 CMR in the Context of Other Modalities Eike Nagel, M.D.
  Coronary MRI  
08:50 Coronary Lumen Imaging Debiao Li, Ph.D.
09:20 Coronary Vessel Wall Imaging René M. Botnar, Ph.D.
09:50 Imaging of Coronary Function Allison Hays, M.D.
10:20 Break  
  10:20 - 10:35 Meet the Teachers  
  Advanced Cardiac Function  
10:40 Clinical Applications & Needs Thor Edvardsen, M.D., Ph.D.
11:10 Techniques Han Wen, Ph.D.
11:40 Break  
  11:40 - 11:55 Meet the Teachers  
Moderators: Mathew D. Robson, Ph.D., and Han Wen, Ph.D.
13:00 Clinical Applications & Needs Hakan P. Arheden, M.D.
13:30 Techniques Peter Kellman, Ph.D.
  Myocardial Perfusion  
14:00 Clinical Applications & Needs Daniel C. Lee, M.D.
14:30 First Pass Techniques Orlando P. Simonetti, Ph.D.
15:00 Break  
  15:00 - 15:15 Meet the Teachers  
  Proton Spectroscopy  
15:20 Biological & Technical Background Lidia S. Szczepaniak, Ph.D.
15:50 Applications Hildo J. Lamb, M.D.
  7T: Cardiovascular Imaging  
16:20 Current Status & Future Prospects Saskia G.C. van Elderen, M.D.
16:50 Adjournment  
  16:50 - 17:05 Meet the Teachers  


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