ISMRM 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition 30 May - 05 June 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Educational Course

Challenges in Quantitative Cardiovascular Imaging

SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate

ORGANIZERS: Thomas K. F. Foo, Ph.D. & Martin J. Graves, Ph.D.

Tuesday 2 June 2015

This course will review the central challenges associated with quantitative cardiovascular imaging in the clinic with a focus on ventricular function, flow quantification, perfusion, and viability imaging. Attendees in this session will learn about the best practices and techniques to avoid common pitfalls.

Target Audience
Attendees who have some familiarity with the central principles of a cardiovascular examination and wish to gain comprehensive insight to standard protocols and techniques in order to avoid common pitfalls and artifacts associated with quantitative assessments of cardiovascular disease.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
Implement best practices in a clinical setting for ventricular function, flow quantification, perfusion, and viability imaging;
Recognize potential pitfalls in their own clinical protocols and take corrective action to improve imaging results; and
Refine their working knowledge of these techniques so they can better evaluate the potential role of emerging methods.

Moderators: Taylor Chung, M.D., Ehud J. Schmidt, Ph.D.
13:30 Ventricular Function (RV and LV from Cines, Spatiotemporal Resolution & Field Strengths) - permission withheld
David A. Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D.
14:00 Flow Quantification (Ao, MPA, Branch PAs, VENC, Background Errors, Temporal/Spatial Resolution, ROIs)
Peter D. Gatehouse, Ph.D.
14:30 Qualitative Myocardial Perfusion: Principles, Techniques and Artefacts
Richard A. R. Coulden, M.B., FRCR, FRCP
15:00     Late Gadolinium Enhancement for Viability (LGE Scar Assessment, TI Optimisation & Methods)
W. Patricia Bandettini, M.D.
15:30 Adjournment & Meet the Teachers