Cardiovascular MR Imaging: Bridging the Gap Between Research & Clinical Problems
ORGANIZERS: Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D. & Matthias Stuber, Ph.D.
Tuesday - Friday, 10-13 May 2011

This four-hour course will review state-of-the-art topics in cardiovascular MRI. Topics to be covered are: stress MRI for the evaluation of coronary artery disease including acquisition and post-processing techniques; the role of cardiac MRI in the pre- and post-interventional workup of cardiac arrhythmias; MRI for evaluation of the vessel wall and non contrast-enhanced MR techniques for MRA, BOLD, ASL and evaluation of vessel function. Content will include acquisition strategies, post-processing of data and clinical background regarding the use of these MR techniques. Course instructors are Ph.D.s and M.D.s.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
List and describe the different types of stress cardiovascular MR studies, how data are acquired and how they are post-processed;
Describe the role of cardiovascular MR techniques in the evaluation of patient with arrhythmia;
Explain how MR vessel wall imaging is performed in various vascular beds; and
Explain the mechanism and different types of endogenous contrast that can be used to evaluate the vasculature.

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  Stress MRI for Evaluation of CAD  
07:00 Types of Stress MR Imaging   Juerg Schwitter, M.D., F.E.S.C.
07:20 Acquisition Issues   Peter Kellman, Ph.D.
07:40 Postprocessing Issues   Michael Jerosch-Herold, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
  CMR for Evaluation of Arrhythmia  
07:00 Atrial Fibrillation   Reza Nezafat, Ph.D.
07:20 Ventricular Tachycardia   Henry R. Halperin, M.D., M.A., F.A.H.A.
07:40 Devices & Safety   Wolfgang R. Bauer, M.D., Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
  Lumen & Vessel Wall Imaging  
07:00 Coronary Arteries   Reza Nezafat, Ph.D.
07:20 Carotid Arteries   Bruce A. Wasserman, M.D.
07:40 Peripheral Arteries   James C. Carr, M.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
  Endogenous Contrast in CMR  
07:00 Non-Contrast MRA   Ruth P. Lim, M.B.B.S., M.Med.
07:20 BOLD & ASL   Zungho Zun, M.Sc.
07:40 Vessel Function   Allison G. Hays, M.D.
08:00 Adjourn