ESCR 2015 Educational Workshop Module 2: "MR Primerfor Radiologists, Level I & II"

ESCR 2015 Educational Workshop Module 2: "MR Primerfor Radiologists, Level I & II"

ESCR Educational Workshops in Cardiac Imaging

MR primer for radiologists, Level I & II

Module 2: Cardiac MR: Introduction in the alphabet of sequences, acquisition and analysis

April 29-30, 2015
Barcelona, Spain


Workshop description/objectives

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging has evolved in last years from an effective research tool into a clinically proven, safe and comprehensive modality covering a wide spectrum of indications.

Present interactive workshop represents an intensive two-day introductory course focusing on both theory and most common practical applications of cardiac magnetic resonance and is designed for a small number of participants allowing for hands-on workstation experience and small group tutorials with the aim of developing practical skills and knowledge to perform the exam.

Attendees will be initially introduced into the alphabet of basic CMR sequences including physical principles and sequence design, presentation of technical challenges (with related solutions) and protocol optimization.

Initial part of course will also include cardiac anatomy with related description of the American Heart segmentation model and report how to approach cardiac imaging planes.

Biventricular functional evaluation and importance of flow measurements will also be shown and followed by practical simple examples of dysfunctional hearts which will be analysed together and discussed on dedicated workstations.

There will also be few clinical topics highlighted based on the “top five CMR indications” concept with particular emphasis on ischemic heart disease and viability (with relative differential diagnoses) and right ventricular pathology particularly referring to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy still representing one of the most commonly addressed request to the exam.

Each clinical topic will be initially introduced with a short lecture followed by practical workstation-based workshops in which overall 30-40 cases will be presented and discussed together between presenters and attendees.

Finally, an approach to standardized reporting in the various clinical settings presented will be also discussed.


The special features of this course include

  • small size of audience
  • presenters ensure compact teaching concept
  • professional work stations and software
  • analysis of 30-40 cardiac MR cases under supervision


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • become familiar with most commonly used sequences in cardiac magnetic resonance
  • be able to individually tailor acquisition protocol according to main clinical request
  • be able to perform left and right ventricular functional analysis in a wide spectrum of common pathological conditions determining functional impairment
  • get familiar with most common clinical indications recognizing associated morphological and functional abnormalities
  • be able to prepare a standardized cardiac magnetic resonance report
  • continue with upcoming and more advanced modules


Target Audience:

  • General radiologists interested in cardiac radiology
  • Radiology residents (last two years of residency) and fellows in training
  • Cardiac radiologists in preparation of the European Diploma in Cardiac Imaging
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