Cardiac MR



This three 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 use workstations with FUJI Synapse with Medis and have access to over 150 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.

Earn up to 34.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 SAM Credits.

Date Location
March 16 - 18, 2018 Reston, VA
June 29 - July 1, 2018 Reston, VA
October 19 - 21, 2018 Reston, VA

Course Co-Director
Juan Carlos Batlle, MD
Director of Thoracic Imaging
Baptist Health of South Florida and Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute

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

  1. Identify normal cardiovascular anatomy and normal anatomic variants
  2. Determine the spectrum of ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies, including function, rest and stress perfusion and viability
  3. Evaluate pericardial constriction, cardiac masses, valvular disease, pulmonary veins and cardiac shunts
  4. Identify new techniques such as assessment of area at risk and myocardial edema with T2W imaging
  5. Recognize imaging manifestations of cardiovascular disease, and the complementary role of MRI to echocardiography, CT and cardiac catheterization in therapeutic decision making
  6. Apply the technical basis of Cardiac MR, including hardware requirements, sequence selection and optimization, and technical limitations
  7. Apply post-processing techniques for functional, flow and angiographic evaluation
  8. Review ongoing technical and clinical developments in the field of Cardiac MR

Attendees who interpret a minimum of 50 cases will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency stating they meet the case requirement as specified in the ACR Practice Guideline for Performance and Interpretation of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Qualified on 09/08/2016, this activity meets the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 25 SAM Credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program. 

I am already planning my next course. After this great experience, I don't think there is a need to go anywhere else for a worthwhile learning experience.
- Elise Berman