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

Sunrise Educational Session: Cardiovascular MR: "More is Better": Tissue Characterization
Sunrise Session

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

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Room 310  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Pedro Ferreira, Christian Stoeck

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_cv
Session Number: STu01

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.

MR Relaxometry in the Heart
Matthew Robson
Characterizing cardiac tissue using MRI is a desirable goal that with the advances of modern scanning technology is becoming ever more possible.  One approach presently revolves around attempting to obtain images of the heart that are maps of specific NMR relaxation parameters (typically T2*, T2, T1) and then relating the changes in these fundamental properties to disease in the tissue so as to decide on treatments, these fundamental parameters can be enhanced with exogenous or intrinsic contrast agents.  Several acquisition approaches have been demonstrated and these methods, their clinical utility and the underlying mechanisms will be discussed.  

MR Fingerprinting
Nicole Seiberlich
Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting is an emerging technique for the simultaneous collection of T1 and T2 maps.  Cardiac MRF is also possible, and can be used to make multiparametric maps of one or more 2D slices of the heart in 5 to 10 heartbeats. 


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