Currently, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography are becoming the preferred methods to evaluate diseases affecting the heart, central vessels, and/or surrounding structures. Leaders in the field of cardiovascular CT, MR and nuclear medicine will review the current status and future of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging with CT, MR and PET.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Review basics of CT, MRI and PET for studying cardiac anatomy, function and hemodynamics.
- Recognize the clinical indications of the newer CT and MR based angiographic techniques in the evaluation of vascular diseases.
- Review well established clinical applications of CT and MRI in the evaluation of acquired and congenital cardiothoracic disease.
- Assess the value and limitations of the newer CT, MRI and PET techniques in the evaluation of ischemic heart disease.
- Explain new CT, MRI and PET techniques for imaging of the heart function and perfusion.
- Recommend suitable strategies for contrast enhancement
- Describe concepts in CT, MRI and PET based on perfusion and wall motion studies.
- Evaluate clinical utility of CT and MR for coronary artery lesion detection.
- Describe suitable strategies for image display, lesion detection and grading.
- Review protocols, sequencing, parameter, and post-processing issues relevant to MR/CT workstations.
The course is intended for radiologists, cardiologists, residents, fellows, medical imaging scientists, radiology technologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and other physicians interested in cardiovascular imaging technology and applications.
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