Cutting-Edge Cardiovascular MR: From Small Animal Models to State-of-the-Art Imaging in Patients
ORGANIZERS: Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D., Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D., David E. Sosnovik, M.D. & Matthias Stuber, Ph.D.

This four-hour course will review state-of-the-art topics in cardiovascular MRI.
Topics to be covered will be:
Options for CMR in small animals;
Coronary MRI; Probing cardiac metabolism; and
Cardiovascular MR in vasculopathic patients.
Content will include acquisition strategies, post-processing of data and clinical background regarding the use of these MR techniques. The course instructors will be both PhD’s and MD’s.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe options for CMR in small animals;
Explain the current status of coronary MR, including vessel wall imaging;
Study myocardial metabolism with CMR; and
Describe the role of CMR in assessment in vasculopathic patients.
The course is designed for experienced users of MR, with a basic knowledge of cardiovascular MR. The content of the course is appropriate for radiologists, cardiologists and basic researchers interested in cardiovascular imaging in academic and public service.


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  Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Moderators: David E. Sosnovik, M.D. & Gustav J. Strijkers, Ph.D.
  Options for CMR in Small Animals  
07:00 Cardiac MRI in Small Rodents Andreas Pohlmann, Ph.D.
07:20 Dedicated Small Animal Scanner: The Cutting-Edge Gustav J. Strijkers, Ph.D.
07:40 Use of a Clinical Scanner: What's Possible Lindsey A. Crowe, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
  Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Moderators: Katharina M. Fuchs, Dipl.Phys. & Matthias Stuber, Ph.D.
  Coronary MRI: Waiting for the Next Leap  
07:00 Continuous Gd versus Non Contrast Qi Yang, M.D.
07:20 3T versus 7T: Advantages & Disadvantages Matthias Stuber, Ph.D.
07:40 Coronary Vessel Wall Imaging René M. Botnar, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
  Thursday, 10 May 2012
Moderators: Thomas M. Grist, M.D., F.A.C.R. & Hildo J. Lamb, M.D.
  Probing Cardiac Metabolism Revisited  
07:00 MR in Metabolic Syndrome Hildo J. Lamb, M.D.
07:20 Hyperpolarized Myocardial Imaging Damian J. Tyler, Ph.D.
07:40 13C Imaging of Myocardium Marie A. Schroeder, D.Phil.
08:00 Adjournment  
  Friday, 11 May 2012
Moderators: Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D. & Ruth P. Lim, M.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.R.
  CMR of the Vasculopath  
07:00 Value of Non-Contrast MRA in Vasculopathic Patients Ruth P. Lim, M.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.R.
07:20 The Cardiorenal Axis Harald Kramer, M.D.
07:40 The New Paradigm: Comprehensive Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Harald Kramer, M.D.
08:00 Adjournment