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

Cardiac Function, Perfusion & Tissue Characterization
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Martin J. Graves, Ph.D. & Jeanette Schulz-Menger, M.D.
Sunday, 11 May 2014 (07:55 - 12:00)
This one day course will provide the participant a broad overview of the clinical background, the physical principles as well as the recent advances in cardiovascular MRI. The three morning sessions will cover a range of cardiac topics followed by two sessions about vascular imaging in the afternoon. All of these sessions will cover the clinical needs, the technical foundations as well as research promises. The course will conclude with two sessions about recent advances in imaging techniques that are already impacting cardiovascular MRI as well as emerging techniques not yet established in clinical routine.
The course is designed for scientists who want to learn more about cardiovascular clinical applications and physicians with interest in understanding practical cardiovascular MRI methods and emerging techniques. It is anticipated that a basic knowledge of cardiovascular MRI will be needed to be able to follow all of the topics. The content of the sessions is appropriate for radiologists, cardiologists as well as basic researchers.

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

  • Describe the physical principles of commonly used cardiovascular MRI techniques;
  • Describe the practical applications of commonly used cardiovascular MRI techniques;
  • Explain recent technical developments in the field of cardiovascular MRI and how these developments may (eventually) impact clinical care; and
  • Appropriately use cardiovascular MR in clinical trials involving cardiovascular diseases.


Moderators: Daniel R. Messroghli, M.D. & Scott I. K. Semple, Ph.D.

      Evaluation of Cardiac Function  
07:55 Clinical Needs W. Patricia Bandettini, M.D.
08:20 Technical Foundations Karl-Friedrich F. Kreitner, M.D., Ph.D.
08:45 Research Promises Frederick H. Epstein, Ph.D.
09:10     Break - Meet the Teachers  
      Evaluation of Cardiac Perfusion  
09:20 Clinical Needs John P. Greenwood, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., MRCP
09:45   Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion Using Cardiac MR: Technical Foundations - permission withheld Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D.
10:10 Research Promises Jürg Schwitter, M.D., FESC
10:35     Break - Meet the Teachers  
      Tissue Characterization  
10:45 Clinical Needs Subha V. Raman, M.D., M.S.E.E.
11:10 Parametric Mapping Daniel R. Messroghli, M.D.
11:35 Research Promises Michael S. Hansen, Ph.D.
12:00     Adjournment  
      12:00 - 12:15 - Meet the Teachers