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SMRT Educational Seminars
Cardiac MRI: Ischemic and Valvular Heart Disease
Volume 16, Number 1
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 16, Number 1), has been approved for 2.5 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 16, Number 1), "Cardiac MRI: Ischemic and Valvular Heart Disease" and complete the quiz and official Answer Form at the back of the article. To receive credit the quiz must be completed with a score of 75% or better. Completion of all questions with a passing score will earn a total of 2.5 category A Continuing Education credits.
SMRT members should send the completed Answer Form to the SMRT Education Department for scoring. The certificate will state the CE reference number and awarded CE credits. Members receiving a score less than 75% will be notified and given the option of taking the quiz an additional two times. Members should retain their CE Certificate for their Continuing Education registry requirements.
Educational Objectives
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Review background information regarding coronary artery disease;
  • Describe CMR stress tests to assess myocardial ischemia including cardiac wall motion analysis during dobutamine stress and myocardial perfusion analysis during vasodilator stress;
  • Discuss the assessment of myocardial infarction using CMR including late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and T2-weighted imaging; and show image examples;
  • Review the assessment of myocardial viability and show image examples;
  • Describe the challenges of CMR in the imaging of ischemic heart disease; and
  • Discuss future perspectives of CMR in the imaging of ischemic heart disease.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease: Clinical Application and Current Role for Patient Management

  • Review background information of valvular heart disease (VHD);
  • Describe methods for CMR imaging of VHD including depiction of valve anatomy, volumetry and quantification of ventricular function, and the visualization of poststenotic turbulences and regurgitant flow;
  • Discuss velocity mapping and flow quantification of CMR imaging; and show image examples;
  • Review the assessment of valvular stenosis and valve regurgitation using CMR and show image examples; and
  • Describe multivalvular disease in CMR imaging.