SCMR-ISMRM Jointly Sponsored Workshop

Exploring New Dimensions of
Cardiovascular Flow and Motion

1-2 February 2012
  Orlando, FL, USA




We are pleased to announce the jointly sponsored SCMR/ISMRM Workshop presented by the ISMRM Flow & Motion Quantitation and Cardiac Imaging Study Groups in collaboration with the SCMR. The Pre-conference Workshop "Exploring New Dimensions of Cardiovascular Flow and Motion" will be held on February 1-2, 2012 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL, prior to the SCMR 15th Annual Scientific Sessions (February 2-5, 2012).

Imaging methods provide potentially powerful means to assess cardiovascular flow and cardiac tissue mechanics, and have been the subject of much ongoing research. This workshop will focus on three areas of application: 1) the use of MRI and numerical methods for measurement flow and motion in the human body from head to toe; 2) the use of MRI methods to evaluate cardiac tissue mechanics; 3) emerging techniques for the assessment of cardiovascular function and flow.

The workshop will include overview talks to provide a survey of the current state-of-the-art in these fields for trainees and researchers becoming involved in them, a forum for the presentation and discussion of the results of ongoing research in these areas, and an opportunity for leaders in these fields to meet and discuss issues related to standardization of approaches to image acquisition, analysis, and display of the results.

The workshop will provide a forum for interaction between technically and clinically oriented investigators in this area. There will be an emphasis on reviewing physiological and clinical background and rationale for clinical usage of cardiovascular flow, cardiac tissue mechanics, and image-based modeling approaches.

Audience Description

This workshop is designed for:

  • MR engineers or physicists, bioengineers, physiologists, radiologists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons;
  • Medical, biological, and industrial researchers with an interest in non-invasive studies of flow, motion, and cardiac tissue mechanics;
  • Experienced researchers seeking to learn about the current state of the field, and actively engaged in research in this or related fields;
  • Less experienced researchers seeking to understand the capabilities and limitations of MRI methods, and those considering getting involved, such as clinicians considering use of these techniques in their practices; and
  • Students are encouraged to participate
Educational Objectives

Upon completing this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify methods for the acquisition of comprehensive information of flow and motion in the different parts of the human body;
  • Describe and select applications of flow and motion sensitive MRI techniques for the assessment of vascular hemodynamics and tissue properties in the head, neck, heart and great vessels, abdomen, and peripheral vasculature;
  • Discuss clinical applications and future possibilities of MR flow studies, tissue mechanics studies, and the integration of MRI and numerical modeling;
  • Explain, compare, and select methods used to acquire and analyze regional tissue mechanics with MRI; and
  • Describe and explain differences of methods for non-contrast enhanced MR angiography for different vascular regions in the human body.