Overview

Course Directors:

Ricardo Cury, MD
Chairman and CEO,
Radiology Associates of South Florida
Director of Cardiac Imaging,
Baptist Health of South Florida
and Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute

Juan Carlos Batlle, MD
Radiology Associates of South Florida
Director of Thoracic Imaging,
Baptist Health of South Florida
and Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute

ACR-Cardiac MR


Continuing Education


3 Days


Radiologists


Advance


Classroom





This two-and-a-half-day course is designed to optimize clinical practice skills by providing intense training in interpreting cardiac MR examinations under the supervision of expert faculty.

Participants will use a FUJI Synapse workstation and have access to over 100 cardiac MR and vascular MR angiography cases for review. Post-processing techniques and interpretation will be emphasized. The course also covers technical considerations for obtaining optimal examinations for interpretation.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify normal cardiovascular anatomy and normal anatomic variants.

  • Determine the spectrum of ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathies, including function, rest and stress perfusion, and viability

  • Evaluate pericardial constriction, cardiac masses, valvular disease, pulmonary veins and cardiac shunts.

  • Identify new techniques such as assessment of area at risk and myocardial edema with T2W imaging.

  • Interpret vascular MRA, including aorta, renal, carotid, visceral and peripheral vessels.

  • Recognize imaging manifestations of cardiovascular disease and the complementary role of MRI to echocardiography, CT and cardiac catheterization in therapeutic decision-making.

  • Apply the technical basis of cardiac and peripheral vascular MR, including hardware requirements, sequence selection and optimization, and technical limitations.

  • Apply post-processing techniques for functional, flow and angiographic evaluation

  • Review ongoing technical and clinical developments in the field of cardiac and peripheral vascular MR.


Target Attendees:
Radiologists.

# of participants:
Maximum 35

Language:
English