ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 22-27 April 2017 Honolulu, HI, USA

Sunrise Educational Session: Cardiovascular MR: "More is Better" - LV Structure & Mechanics
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D., Bernd J. Wintersperger, M.D. & Sonia Nielles-Vallespin, Ph.D.

Monday, 24 April 2017
Room 310  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Daniel Ennis, David Sosnovik

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_cv
Session Number: SM01

This course will review advanced techniques for characterizing myocardial tissue abnormalities and measuring function. The course will also overview rapid acquisition approaches for assessing cardiac disease as well as exploring multimodality strategies for imaging the heart.

Target Audience
Attendees, both physicians and scientists, who have intermediate to advanced knowledge of cardiac MR methodology, who wish to learn about evolving approaches to assessing cardiac disease and become familiar with emerging imaging technologies.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Identify novel techniques for assessing cardiac function and evaluating myocardial function;
-Employ rapid acquisition strategies for comprehensive MR assessment of the heart; and
-Review multimodality approaches to assessing cardiac pathology.

Cardiac Diffusion
Martijn Froeling
In this talk will review the current standing of diffusion imaging and modeling in the heart. With appropriate data quality and processing diffusion weighted imaging and modeling allows to describe both the microstructural properties of heart tissue as well as describe and quantify its macroscopic anatomy.

Cardiac Mechanics
Daniel Auger
Cardiac MR strain imaging has been an active platform for the development of several non-invasive methods used to understand myocardial structure and function. Imaging myocardial strain is of growing importance in the assessment cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown myocardial strain is more predictive of future, adverse cardiac events than left-ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) and studies have shown that MR strain imaging has the potential to demonstrate subclinical myocardial changes prior to the onset of myocardial dysfunction. This work reviews various strain imaging methods, the advantages, limitations and current clinical applications of these techniques.


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