ISMRM Workshop Series ~ 20-23 October 2016


ISMRM Workshop on Quantitative MR Flow:
Innovation & Implementation for Clinical & Physiological Insights
San Francisco, CA, USA


This workshop will cover the latest methodological developments that are making in vivo applications feasible and reliable, and will investigate how these capabilities provide new insights into the underlying physiology of the cardiovasculature in health and disease. Applications in the clinical realm will be highlighted with reviews of current state-of-the-art, and potential high impact applications.

The program will feature invited scientific presentations, proffered papers, a poster session, and extensive panel discussions. A Young Investigator Award for which students and post-doctoral fellows are eligible will be awarded based on the quality of the presented work and presentation.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for Members of the MR Flow and Motion Quantitation group, basic scientists and physicians using MR in cardiovascular investigations, and clinicians (vascular, neurovascular, and cardiac surgeons, radiologists, cardiologists, neurologists).

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the principle methods for evaluating cardiovascular flow;
  • Compare the advantages and limitations of MR methods relative to other competitive modalities in assessing flow;
  • Assess the reproducibility and reliability of flow quantitation methods and their dependence on type of acquisition;
  • Illustrate the physiologically relevant descriptors that can be extracted from MR flow quantitation;
  • List postprocessing methods for providing rigorous approaches to data presentation and analysis;
  • Review approaches for extracting advanced flow features from in vivo measurements, such as turbulent kinetic energy, pressure drops, and flow vorticity;
  • Critique the use of contrast agents in MR flow quantitation;
  • Describe the use of MR flow quantitation in different organ systems and critique the clinical value of these methods; and
  • Discuss methodological developments that influence scan-time, measurement accuracy and clinical application.

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.