Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2014 10-16 May 2014 Milan, Italy

Emerging Cardiovascular Imaging Techniques
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Daniel B. Ennis, Ph.D. & Ian Marshall, Ph.D.
Thursday, 15 May 2014
This sunrise course will provide the participants with an overview of cardiac and vascular MRI in an interactive setup between a radiologist and a physicist on Tuesday and Wednesday. The radiologist will describe which clinical question he wants to answer and the physicist will describe which technique is suited best for that. During this 45 minutes session both speakers will have a conversation on stage instead of two separate presentations. On Thursday three speakers will give lectures on emerging techniques not yet completely established in clinical routine.
The course is designed for both scientists and physicians with an interest in cardiovascular MRI. No basic knowledge of cardiovascular MRI is needed, however, basic knowledge of MRI in general is advised.

As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe some emerging techniques in cardiovascular MRI;
  • Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative results of a cardiac MR exam; and
  • Demonstrate the value of vessel wall imaging.


Moderators: Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D. & Stanislas Rapacchi, Ph.D.

      Emerging Cardiovascular MRI Methods  
07:00 Myocardial Tissue Characterization (T1, T2, T2*, Quantitative T1-Mapping) Scott I. K. Semple, Ph.D.
07:15 Quantitative Cardiac Imaging (Perfusion, PC-MRI, Regional Wall Motion) Bernd A. Jung, Ph.D.
07:30 Vessel Wall Imaging: Thinking Outside the Lumen Martin J. Graves, Ph.D.
07:50     Adjournment