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

Sunrise Educational Session: Cardiovascular MR: "More is Better": More Speed
Sunrise Session

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

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Room 310  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Giulia Ginami, Daniel Herzka

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_cv
Session Number: SW01

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.

Hardware & Software for Rapid Image Reconstruction
Adrienne Campbell-Washburn
As cardiovascular MRI moves towards free-breathing exams and efficient data sampling, additional demand is placed on the image reconstruction. For example, non-Cartesian parallel imaging, compressed sensing and retrospective gating techniques requiring sophisticated reconstruction algorithms are becoming increasingly common in the clinical environment. For widespread application, reconstruction algorithms must be fast and integrated into clinical workflow. Here, methods for fast image reconstruction will be discussed, including open source software packages, GPU and cloud implementations of reconstruction algorithms and data compression. 

Rapid Continuous Acquisition
Li Feng
Although MRI has been shown to allow a multifaceted assessment of the cardiovascular system, basic constraints on MR imaging speed have resulted in comparatively long examination times for a typical clinical cardiac study. In recent years, various imaging techniques combining compressed sensing and golden-angle sampling have been proposed for rapid and continuous acquisitions in cardiac MRI. Such an imaging strategy entails more than just acceleration of existing imaging protocols and it could eventually lead to a “one-stop-shop” comprehensive cardiovascular MR workflow. This talk aims to summarize recent advances in rapid and continuous cardiac MRI and also highlight future directions. 


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