ISMRM & SMRT Virtual Conference • 08-14 August 2020
CMR for Cardiac Function Beyond Ejection Fraction:
Session Topic: Educational Q&A: CV Sunrise
Session Sub-Topic: CMR for Cardiac Function Beyond Ejection Fraction: Myocardial Strain Imaging
ORGANIZERS: Dana Peters, Peng Hu
Skill Level: Basic to Advanced
Session Number: S-Tu-02
This sunrise course will provide an overview of technologies and clinical applications of CMR for evaluating function of the heart, beyond LV EF, including systolic function and diastolic and atrial contraction phases. This overview will include evaluation of phasic volumes but will also describe newer technologies such as evaluation of strain, with tagging and feature-tracking, fibrosis, and flow, and how these relate to tissue characterization and myocardial remodeling.
- Physicists and engineers who wish to obtain a basic understanding of the clinical need for imaging cardiac function, which include quantification of volumes and ejection fractions, but also measurement of phasic volumes, strain and flow in the ventricles, atria, and aorta;
- Physicists and clinicians who wish to acquire an understanding of current CMR tools that are available for evaluating cardiac function, including systolic and diastolic function; and
- Physicists and clinicians who wish to obtain a current understanding of how cardiac structure and function are related.
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe which functional measurements are useful based on clinical needs;
- Define the basic principles of myocardial strain imaging, feature-tracking, flow imaging and tissue characterization techniques; and
- Explain the basic natural history of cardiac remodeling that leads to reduced diastolic function.
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.