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

Recent Innovations in Cardiac MR
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D., E.B.C.R., Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
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 hardware and software relevant to CMR;
  • Cardiac function;
  • Myocardial perfusion;
  • Myocardial tissue characterization;
  • Evaluation of flow;
  • Magnetic resonance angiography;
  • Use of CMR in clinical trials; and
  • New and emerging techniques in cardiovascular MR.

The course instructors are PhDs and MDs.

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.

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.


Moderators:  Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D., E.B.C.R. & Sebastian Kozerke, Ph.D.

08:00     Introduction to Today's Program & Survey  
      Recent Developments in Hard- & Software Relevant to CMR  
08:05 New Developments in MR Hardware Boris R. Keil, 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 Dara L. Kraitchman, V.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? James C. Carr, 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 H. Meyer, Ph.D.
      Myocardial Tissue Characterization  
11:20 Clinical Needs: What Do We Want to See? David E. Sosnovik, M.D., F.A.C.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? Gustav J. Strijkers, Ph.D.
12:20     Break  
      12:20-12:35 Meet the Teachers  
Moderators: Michael Salerno, M.D., Ph.D. & David E. Sosnovik, M.D., F.A.C.C.
      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? Jos J. M. Westenberg, Ph.D.
14:10 Research Promises: What Can We Expect in the Future? Oliver Wieben, Ph.D.
      Magnetic Resonance Angiography  
14:30 State-of-the-Art NCE-MRA: Goodbye to Gad Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
14:50 Not So Fast: Recent Advances in CE-MRA Ulrike I. Attenberger, M.D.
15:10 Best of Both Worlds Jeffrey H. Maki, M.D., Ph.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   Implications of Recent Trials for CMR Victor A. Ferrari, M.D.
      New & Emerging Techniques in CV-MR  
16:45 Fluorine-19 Shelton D. Caruthers, Ph.D.
17:05 Carbon-13 Charles H. Cunningham, Ph.D.
17:25 MR-PET Timothy G. Reese, Ph.D.
17:45     Adjournment  
      17:45-18:00 Meet the Teachers