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

Cardiovascular MRI: Vascular Flow & Angiography
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Daniel B. Ennis, Ph.D. & Harald Kramer, M.D.
Saturday, 30 May 2015
This course highlights the components of a routine vascular exam and provides an overview of widely accepted and cutting-edge techniques in flow imaging and magnetic resonance angiography.
Attendees, including medical physicists, who have an interest in evaluating cardiovascular disease with MRI in order to gain an in-depth perspective on the technical foundations, clinical needs, and research promises of both flow imaging and magnetic resonance angiography techniques in order to improve their clinical practice.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Develop a working knowledge of a basic vascular exam and in its clinical and research applications;
  • Relate the clinical needs to the accepted methods for flow imaging in abdominal disease; and
  • Evaluate the clinical applications for MRA in congenital heart disease.


Moderators: Kim-Lien Nguyen, M.D. & Pauline W. Worters, Ph.D.

    The Basics of a Vascular MRI Exam
14:00  Basic Contrast & Non-Contrast Methods
Frank R. Korosec, Ph.D.
14:30 Anatomy, Stenoses/Coarct, Shunts, Dissections, Contrast Agents & Application Protocols
Konstantin Nikolaou, M.D.
15:00   Break
    Flow Imaging
15:10 Clinical Needs: Flow In Abdominal Disease & How We Image It
Thomas M. Grist, M.D., FACR
15:35 Technical foundations: PC-MRI, Eddy Currents, ROIs & Accuracy/Precision
Aurelien F. Stalder, Ph.D.
16:00 Research Promises: Faster Methods, 4D
Michael Markl, Ph.D.
16:25   Break
    Magnetic Resonance Angiography
16:35 Clinical Needs: Congenital Heart Disease & How We Image It
Bernd J. Wintersperger, M.D.
17:00 Technical Foundations: CE-MRA, Acceleration Methods
Stanislas Rapacchi, Ph.D.
17:25 Research Promises: Advanced Acceleration Methods, Cardiac Gated MRA
Peng Hu, Ph.D., Assist. Prof.
17:50   Adjournment & Meet the Teachers