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

Cardiovascular MR Imaging: Pushing the Limits, Part 1: CMR in Cardiac Arrhythmias
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.
Tuesday, 23 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:

Tuesday session will cover the latest developments in MRI of cardiac arrhythmias, including the clinical value of MRI in electrophysiology, pulse sequences and post-processing methods, and new frontiers in the field.

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 arrhythmias;
  • 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: Victor A. Ferrari, M.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D., F.A.C.C.

16:00 The Need for Better Imaging in EP Wolfgang R. Bauer, M.D., Ph.D.
16:20 ICD Implantation: Refining Risk with MRI Katherine C. Wu, M.D.
16:40 Imaging the Left Atrium -Technique Edward V. R. DiBella, Ph.D.
17:00 Pushing Sequences to the Limit for EP Reza Nezafat, Ph.D.
17:20   MRI in Atrial Fibrillation -permission withheld Nassir F. Marrouche, M.D.
17:40 Interventional EP: Achievements & Challenges Ehud J. Schmidt, Ph.D.
18:00     Adjournment