Accreditation: This course will be accredited with a maximum of 15 credits of European external CME credits by EACCME/UEMS.
The aim of this course: MRI has evolved to a valid clinical tool in everyday practice. Its unique capabilities of imaging cardiac morphology and function with excellent spatial, temporal and contrast resolution explain its outstanding role in imaging cardiac disease. Successful cardiac imaging requires thorough knowledge of both, pathology and modality. Beginners and advanced course participants learn basic principles of cardiac MR and review dedicated protocols. 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 will be highlighted. The focus of this course is MR, but CT and its role for coronary imaging and cardiovascular risk assessment are also addressed.
Participation requirements: Physicians who have attended the School of MRI ‘From Basic Physics to Improved Imaging Strategies’ course (former 'Applied MR Techniques' course) or have good knowledge in MR techniques from other sources; minimum of 6 months experience in applied Cardiac MRI.