Policlinico Agostino Gemelli
Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8
J. Bremerich, P. Buser, M. Carlsson, M. Gutberlet, M. Hrabak-Paar, A. Jacquier, N. Kawel-Böhm, L. Natale, A. Redheuil, F. Santini
Thursday morning – Saturday noon
The aim of this course:
MRI has evolved to a valid and robust clinical tool in everyday practice. The unique feature of tissue characterisation by
means of T1-/T2-/T2*-/ECV-mapping together with cardiac morphology, function and flow with excellent spatial, temporal
and contrast resolution explain its outstanding role in imaging cardiac disease. Multiple sequence options require stringent
tayloring of imaging protocols and knowledge of both, pathology and modality. Beginners and advanced course participants learn basic principles of cardiac MR and discuss dedicated protocols based on real cases. Clinical topics provide deep insight into congenital, valvular, ischemic, inflammatory, and pericardial disease as well as storage disorders, masses and cardiomyopathy. Participants discuss these disorders with respect to relevant clinical questions. Strengths and limitations of MR and CT are highlighted. The focus of this course is MR, but CT and its role for coronary imaging and cardiovascular risk assessment are also addressed.
Physicians who have a good knowledge in MR techniques and
a minimum of 6 months experience in applied Cardiac MRI.
Tissue characterisation, Fibrosis, Amyloidosis
T1-/T2-/T2*-/ECV-mapping, Late Gadolinium Enhancement