Clinical Intensive Education Option
Cardiovascular MR Imaging: Exploring the Boundaries
Part 1: Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging
Part 2: Ultra-High Field Cardiovascular MRI
Part 3: Case-Based Studies in CMR
ORGANIZERS: Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D., Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D.
Tuesday - Thursday, 10 -12 May 2011

This six-hour course in three sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will review two cutting edge topics in cardiovascular MRI and also offers a case-reading session. The first session will cover the latest developments in cardiovascular molecular imaging, including contrast agents, hybrid systems and potential clinical applications. The second will be devoted to ultra-high field cardiovascular MR at 7T. Clinical opportunities are discussed as well as RF and coil technology, and emerging applications. Content will include acquisition strategies, post-processing of data and clinical background regarding the use of these MR techniques. Instructors on the first two days will be are Ph.D.s and M.D.s. The third session will be devoted to case-based studies in CMR and is primarily geared towards a physician audience. Instructors in this part of the course are M.D.s.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe the latest developments in cardiovascular molecular imaging;
Explain the current status, challenges and opportunities of 7T cardiovascular imaging; and
Interpret optimally cardiovascular MR exams.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011  
  Part 1: Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging  
  Moderators: Paula J. Foster, Ph.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D.
13:30 Contrast Agents & Platforms   Peter Caravan, Ph.D.
13:50 Imaging Techniques & Quantification   Tobias R. Schaeffter, Ph.D.
14:10 Cell Therapy   -permission withheld Dara L. Kraitchman, V.M.D., Ph.D.
14:30 Atherosclerosis   Patrick M. Winter, Ph.D.
14:50 Myocardium   David E. Sosnovik, M.D.
15:10 Hybrid Systems   Ciprian Catana, M.D., Ph.D.
15:30 Adjourn  
Wednesday, 11 May 2011  
  Part 2: Ultra-High Field Cardiovascular MRI  
  Moderators: Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D. & Matthias Stuber, Ph.D.
13:30 Clinical Opportunities & Technical Challenges   Albert de Roos, M.D.
13:50 RF Coil Technology & MR Methodology   Mark E. Ladd, Ph.D.
14:10 Cardiac MR at 7T   Jeanette Schulz-Menger, M.D.
14:30 Coronary MRA at 7T   Matthias Stuber, Ph.D.
14:50 Non-Contrast Enhanced Renal MRA at 7T   Gregory J. Metzger, Ph.D.
15:10 Future Directions   Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D.
15:30 Adjourn  
Thursday, 12 May 2011  
  Part 3: Case-Based Studies in CMR  
  Moderators: Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D. & Warren J. Manning, M.D.
13:30 Ischemic CMP   Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D.
13:50 Non-ischemic CMP   Bernd J. Wintersperger, M.D.
14:10 Valvular Disease   Warren J. Manning, M.D.
14:30 Congenital Heart Disease   Jeffrey H. Maki, M.D., Ph.D.
14:50 Right Ventricle / ARVD   Harikrishna Tandri, M.D.
15:10 Coronary Angiography   Qi Yang, M.D.
15:30 Adjourn