Cardiovascular MR Imaging: Pushing the Limits in a Changing World
Part 1: MRI of Cardiac Microstructure (Tuesday)
Part 2: Ultra-High CV MR at 7T (Wednesday)
Part 3: Case-Based Studies in CMR (Thursday)
ORGANIZERS: Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D., Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012

This six-hour course over three days will review two cutting-edge topics in cardiovascular MRI and also offers a case-reading session.
The Tuesday session will cover the latest developments in MRI of cardiac microstructure, including pulse sequences, post-processing and the clinical value;
The Wednesday session 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. Course instructors are PhDs and MDs; and
The Thursday session will be devoted to case-based studies in CMR and is primarily geared towards a physician audience. Instructors this day are MDs.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe the latest developments in MR of cardiac microstructure;
Explain the current status, challenges and opportunities of 7T cardiovascular imaging; and
Optimally interpret cardiovascular MR exams by reviewing case studies.
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: Sebastian Kozerke, Ph.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D.
  Part 1: MRI of Cardiac Microstructure  
13:30 Diffusion MRI of Explanted Hearts Gustav J. Strijkers, Ph.D.
13:50 DTI of the Heart In Vivo Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng, M.D., Ph.D.
14:10 Scalars to Tracts: Analysis of Diffusion in the Heart David E. Sosnovik, M.D.
14:30 Impact of Cardiac Microstructure on Ventricular Function Alistair A. Young, Ph.D.
14:50 Integration of DTI & Cardiac Electrophysiology Samuel A. Wickline, M.D.
15:10 The Route Forward: Clinical Needs, Technical Challenges Sonia Nielles-Vallespin, Ph.D.
15:30 Adjournment  
  Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Moderators: Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D. & J. Thomas Vaughan, Ph.D.
  Part 2: Ultra-High Field Cardiovascular MRI at 7T: Towards Clinical Applications
13:30 Unsolved Problems & Unmet Needs of Clinical CMR Juerg Schwitter, M.D., F.E.S.C.
13:45 The Bells & Whistles of UHF CMR Technology J. Thomas Vaughan, Ph.D.
14:00 LV Function Assessment & Cardiac Chamber Quantification at 7.0 T Hildo J. Lamb, M.D.
14:15 Imaging of the Forgotten Right Ventricle Jeanette Schulz-Menger, M.D.
14:30 Coronary MRA at 7.0T Pierre-Franois Van de Moortele, M.D., Ph.D.
14:45  Parametric Mapping of the Myocardium at 7.0T Christopher T. Rodgers, D.Phil., M.Chem.
15:00  How Can 3T CMR Benefit from the Lessons Learned at 7T
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Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D.
15:15 Discussion  
15:30 Adjournment  
  Thursday, 10 May 2012
Moderators: Tim Leiner, M.D. Ph.D. & Matthias G. Friedrich, M.D.
  Part 3: Case-Based Studies in CMR  
13:30 Congenital Jeffrey H. Maki, M.D., Ph.D.
13:50 Ischemic Cardiomyopathy   Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D.
14:10 Non-Ischemic CMP   Eric Williamson, M.D.
14:30 ARVC / Right Ventricle   David A. Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D.
14:50 Valvular Heart Disease   Bernd Wintersperger, M.D.
15:10 Coronary Angiography   Qi Yang, M.D.
15:30 Adjournment