Recent Advances in Cardiovascular MR: Techniques & Applications
ORGANIZERS: Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D., Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D.
Sunday, 6 May 2012

This one-day course will provide the participant with a broad overview of the physical principles and clinical background of cardiovascular MR imaging (CMR). The course consists of 8 one-hour blocks providing clinical background and what clinicians want from a cardiovascular MR study, followed by acquisition and post-processing strategies. Each topic is concluded by a lecture on research promises on the edge of clinical implementation. The following topics will be covered:
Recent developments in MR hard- and software relevant to CMR;
Cardiac function;
Myocardial tissue characterization;
Evaluation of flow;
3T cardiac MR; and
CMR in clinical trials and magnetic resonance angiography.
Course instructors are PhDs and MDs.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe the physical principles of commonly used cardiovascular MR techniques;
Explain recent technical developments in the field of cardiovascular MR and how these developments (may eventually) impact clinical care; and
Appropriately use CMR in clinical trials involving cardiovascular diseases.
The course is designed for both scientists and physicians with interest in cardiovascular MR, current users of cardiovascular MR, with little or 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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  Moderator: Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D.
08:00 Introduction to Today's Program  
  Recent Developments in Hard- & Software Relevant to CMR  
08:05 New Developments in MR Hardware Michael Schr, Ph.D.
08:25 New Sequences & Techniques Krishna S. Nayak, Ph.D.
08:45 Parallel Acquisition & Compressed Sensing Sebastian Kozerke, Ph.D.
  Evaluation of Cardiac Function  
09:05 The Evaluation of Cardiac Function - Unmet Needs Thomas H. Marwick, M.D., Ph.D.
09:25 Techniques to Image Cardiac Function Alistair A. Young, Ph.D.
09:45 Research Promises: What Can We Expect in the Future? Nael F. Osman, Ph.D.
10:05 Break - Meet the Teachers  
  Evaluation of Cardiac Perfusion  
10:20 Clinical Needs: What Do We Want to See? Jeremy D. Collins, M.D.
10:40 Technical Foundations: How is It Done? Michael Jerosch-Herold, Ph.D.
11:00 Research Promises: What Can We Expect in the Future? Craig Meyer, Ph.D.
  Myocardial Tissue Characterization  
11:20 Clinical Needs: What Do We Want to See? Juerg Schwitter, M.D., F.E.S.C.
11:40 Technical Foundations: How is It Done? Orlando P. Simonetti, Ph.D.
12:00 Research Promises: What Can We Expect in the Future? David E. Sosnovik, M.D.
12:20 Break  
  12:20-12:35 Meet the Teachers  
  Moderators: Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D.
  Evaluation of Flow  
13:30 Clinical Needs: What Do We Want to See? Michael D. Hope, M.D.
13:50 Technical Foundations: How is It Done? Frank R. Korosec, Ph.D.
14:10 Research Promises: What Can We Expect in the Future? Oliver Wieben, Ph.D.
  3T Cardiac MRI: Tricks, Treats & Traps  
14:30 Cardiac MRI at 3T - Challenges & Technical Solutions
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Tobias R. Schaeffter, Ph.D.
15:00 Migrating to 3T: Issues & Clinical Benefits Bernd J. Wintersperger, M.D.
15:30 Break - Meet the Teachers  
  CMR in Clinical Trials  
15:45 The Value of CMR Over Other Modalities in Clinical Trials Chun Yuan, Ph.D.
16:05 Prognostic Value of CMR Versus Traditional Risk Factors David A. Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D.
16:25 What are the Most Pressing Questions in Need of Trials? Victor Ferrari, M.D., Ph.D.
  Magnetic Resonance Angiography  
16:45 Goodbye to Gad: State-of-the-Art NCE-MRA Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
17:05 Not So Fast: Recent Advances in CE-MRA Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D.
17:25 The Best of Both Worlds: The Role of Both Techniques in Clinical Practice Jeffrey H. Maki, M.D., Ph.D.
17:45 Adjournment  
  17:45-18:00 Meet the Teachers