27th ISMRM Annual Meeting • 11-16 May 2019 • Montréal, QC, Canada

Sunrise Session
Cardiovascular MR of the Future: Hardware

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Cardiovascular MR of the Future: Hardware
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Bernd Wintersperger, Tim Leiner

Monday, 13 May 2019
Room 516AB  07:00 - 08:00 Moderators:  Tobias Schaeffter

Skill Level: Intermediate

Session Number: S-M-02

This course will review and discuss new developments in MR hardware relevant to cardiovascular disease.

Target Audience
Scientists & clinicians with interest in cardiovascular imaging.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize new coil designs for cardiovascular MR; and
- Identify opportunities for low field cardiovascular MR.


  New Developments in Coils for Cardiovascular MR
Martijn Froeling
  Opportunities of Low-Field MR
Rizwan Ahmad
Despite the advances in CMR technology over the past decades, the utility of CMR as a routine diagnostic cardiovascular imaging tool remains limited. Current MRI equipment prices put CMR at a cost disadvantage to other commonly used cardiac imaging modalities such as echocardiography and nuclear SPECT. With recent optimization of MRI hardware as well as development of new image reconstruction methods, the time is ripe to reconsider the future of CMR at low field (< 1T). The preliminary results of this study using standard cardiovascular imaging sequences indicate that CMR evaluation of cine and flow, and myocardial tissue characterization can be successfully performed at low-field systems.

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