ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 07-13 May 2016 Singapore

Sunrise Educational Session: Interventional MRI: Devices & Cardiovascular Applications

Skill Level: Intermediate

Organizers: Michael S. Hansen, Ph.D. & Viola Rieke, Ph.D.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

This sunrise course will discuss the components and design of interventional devices, such as catheders, guide-wires, and needles. Active and passive techniques to visualize the devices are presented. The course will provide the participant with an overview of the techniques and latest methods in clinical cardiovascular applications.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at both physicists and clinicians interested in interventional MRI.

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

  • Recognize safety consideration for active and passive devices;
  • Describe imaging strategies for device visualization; and
  • Assess the current status of interventional cardiovascular applications.

Moderator: Michael S. Hansen
Active & Passive Devices
Kevan Anderson
Cardiovascular Applications
Reza Razavi
MRI guided cardiac catheterisation is becoming a clinical reality. It has already been established for diagnostic cardiac catheterisation procedures and measurement of pulmonary vascular resistance. A few cases have been also performed for structural interventions such as balloon  dilation of stenotic valves  and for radio-frequency ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. However, more work needs to be done to improve the mechanical properties of MR compatible guide wires and catheters to make these procedures more widely used. 

Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.