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This course is for radiologists, cardiologists, radiographers/ technologists and other health professionals who want to learn more about cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). Previous experience in CMR is not required.
The learning outcomes are:
Understanding of the basic CMR physics and sequences in order to better understand how to acquire cardiac images and how to assess commonly used sequences (eg. Steady state free precession sequence, phase contrast to measure blood flow, T2* and magnetic resonance angiography).
Understand the safety profile and risks of contrast agents used in CMR.
Ability to analyse CMR images at SCMR level 1 competency such as stress perfusion, late gadolinium enhancement and post-processing for ventricular function.
Attain hands-on experience to analyse real clinical cases from a database of 50 clinical cases, using dedicated CMR software, as well as further supplementation through our web forum.
Basic understanding of future developments in the CMR field such as exercise CMR, artificial intelligence, feature tracking, T1 and T2 mapping.
Provide career advice and thoughts from well-known CMR experts through exclusive interviews.
A MOOC on cardiac computed tomography (CT) is also available on this platform in order to introduce you to this complementary cardiovascular imaging technique.
WEEK 1: Sequences, Acquisition, Contrast Agents and Basic Physics
This MOOC will begin with a course on the common cardiac MR sequences, the physics and application behind those sequences. We will also learn how to acquire cardiac MR imaging planes.
WEEK 2: Cardiomyopathies, LGE and T2
In this section, we will teach you how to assess and analyse ventricular function, LGE and T2*. We will also give you an overview of the main common cardiac diseases, such as coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy.
WEEK 3: Coronary Artery Disease, Aorta, Pericardium and Valves
CMR techniques such as stress perfusion imaging, CMR sequences and methods for assessing aortopathy, pericarditis with or without constriction and valvular disease will be covered in this section.
WEEK 4: Congenital Heart Disease and Paediatric Scanning
This section will cover the role of CMR in congenital heart disease. You will also learn scanning techniques and common indications for babies and children.
WEEK 5: Advanced and Future Developments
In the last section, we will cover exciting advances in cardiac MRI, such as exercise CMR, T1/T2 mapping, artificial intelligence and feature tracking.
You will also have hands-on experience to review clinical cases (eg. stress CMR with x-ray catheter angiography correlation) with tutorial videos every week.
Dr. Ming-Yen Ng, Dr. Varut Vince Vardhanabhuti, Guest speaker: Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Guest speaker: Dr. Carmen Chan, Guest Speaker: Dr. Charles Hing-Chiu Chang, Guest speaker: Dr. Kenneth KY Cheung, Guest speaker: Dr. Stephen Chi-Wai Cheung, Guest speaker: Dr. Calvin Woon-Loong Chin, Guest speaker: Dr. Vanessa M. Ferreira, Guest speaker: Dr. Elsie Nguyen, Guest speaker: Dr. Mini Pakkal, Guest speaker: Prof. Dudley Pennell, Guest speaker: Prof. Steffen E. Petersen and Guest speaker: Dr. Shihua Zhao