ISMRM 21st Annual Meeting & Exhibition 20-26 April 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Cardiovascular MR Imaging: Pushing the Limits, Part 3: Accelerated Cardiovascular Imaging: Techniques & Clinical Applications
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Victor A. Ferrari, M.D., Christopher J. P. François, M.D., Craig H. Meyer, Ph.D., Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D., Jeanette Schulz-Menger, M.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
This six-hour course over three days will review two cutting-edge topics in cardiovascular MRI and will also offer a case-reading session:

Thursday session will focus on new techniques for accelerating CMR image acquisition. The techniques described will include parallel imaging, k-t methods and compressed sensing. The applications discussed will include MRA, cardiac function, myocardial perfusion and parametric mapping.

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.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the latest developments in MR of cardiac microstructure;
  • Optimally interpret cardiovascular MR exams by reviewing case studies; and
  • Describe new methods for accelerating CMR image acquisition and various ways that these methods can be used clinically.


Moderators: Christopher J. P. François, M.D. & Craig H. Meyer, Ph.D.

13:30 The Motion Problem Claudia Prieto, Ph.D.
13:50 Highly Parallel Imaging: Hardware & Methods Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D.
14:10 Temporal Acceleration Methods Jeffrey Tsao, Ph.D., M.B.A.
14:30 Accelerated MRA Julia V. Velikina, Ph.D.
14:50 Accelerated Function: Whole Heart & Real-Time Daniel Kim, Ph.D.
15:10 Accelerated Perfusion & Parametric Mapping Ricardo Otazo, Ph.D.
15:30     Adjournment