Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a unique imaging
modality that is used in diagnosing — and subsequently managing
— cardiovascular diseases in patients. CMR provides a robust,
noninvasive means of assessing myocardial function, viability and
morphology. Additionally, it can be useful in assessing valvular
heart disease, cardiac tumors, and the vascular system. There are
many advantages to obtaining a CMR. With detailed images and
quantitations, referring physicians can obtain one test to answer
their questions regarding treatment for their patients. This technology
holds tremendous promise in evaluating and treating cardiovascular
Associated with its robust nature, CMR is also a very complex
technology with a steep learning curve. As a result, there are
currently few centers performing CMR in routine clinical practice.
The workshop covers the practical applications of cardiac MRI,
including basic MRI principles, cardiac anatomy, late gadolinium
enhancement, stress imaging, vascular imaging, case interpretations
and troubleshooting image acquisitions.
This program emphasizes the development of practical skills
and knowledge, therefore it is limited to small groups in order to
better facilitate lectures and hands-on experiences. Designed for
cardiologists, radiologists and technologists interested in gaining
exposure to CMR, attendees can expect to review up to 50 clinical
CMR cases during the workshop.
Monday, September 12 at 7:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday, September 15 at 7:30am to 5:00pm
Friday, September 16 at 7:30am to 5:00pm
6445 Main St.