Cardiovascular MRI with CT correlation

Ulm (DE), 11-12 October 2018

General Information


This course focuses on teaching of clinical applications of CT and MR imaging of the heart and vascular system. Issues relevant to daily clinical practice will be discussed in plenary sessions, as well as more advanced topics and future outlooks. World leading experts in the field of cardiovascular imaging provide extensive teaching. Workshops will be given to practice image processing tools for CT and MRI.

The course is aimed at Radiologists, Cardiologists, MR and CT technicians, Residents in radiology and cardiology, and Physicians and Physicists who currently are, or in the future will be working with cardiovascular MRI and CT are given the opportunity to get acquainted with basic as well as advanced applications of MRI and CT in cardiovascular diagnosis.

Those who pass an examination at the end of the course will receive a certificate. CME-accreditation will be requested.

FEE: :

€ 500 for the 2-day course (trainees / residents € 350, have your status certified by your head of department). The registration includes a handout, coffee, lunches and a social event. Hotel is not included but we have a special hotel offer.

Cancellation: Refund of registration fee (minus 20%) will be made when cancellation is received at least 2 weeks prior to the course.

Local: Meinrad Beer, Clara Hoener (Ulm, D)


Contact person:
Sonja Strauhs
Ludwigstraße 54-56
D-89231 Neu-Ulm (Germany)
Tel. + 49 731 97020-94


Local: Meinrad Beer, Sonja Strauhs (Ulm, D), Co-organizer: H. Lamb (Leiden, NL)

Ulm University Medical Center, Ulm, Germany
Follow signs to course registration at the UKU – Albert-Einstein-Allee 23, 89081 Ulm, or go to the reception at the main entrance and ask for directions


External Faculty
Marco Francone
Institute of Radiology, Università La Sapienza Roma, Italy
Oliver Klass
Radiology, MediaPark-Klinik, Köln, Germany
Lukas Lehmkuhl
Institute of Radiology, RHÖN-KLINIKUM, Campus Bad Neustadt, Germany
Robert Manka
Institute of Radiology, UniversitätsSpital Zürich, Switzerland
Bernhard Petritsch
Institute of Radiology, University Hospital Würzburg, Germany

Maja Pirnat
Institute of Radiology, University Clinical Center, Maribor, Slovenia
Ursula Reiter
Department of Radiology, Medical University Graz, Austria
Gert Reiter
Department of Radiology, Medical University Graz, Austria
Albert de Roos
Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Christoph Schnabel
Department of Radiology, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany
Christopher Schlett
Department of Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany


Thursday October 11th, 2018

Registration and Introduction
08.15-09.00 Registration
09.00-09.15 Introduction M. Beer (Ulm, D)

Basic elements of Cardiac CT
09.15-09.45 coronary and vascular anatomy S. Klömpken (Ulm, D)
09.45-10. 15 basic technical principles and radiation issues M. Beer (Ulm, D)
10.15-10.45 patient preparation and contrast agent management O. Klass (Köln, D)
10.45-11.00 Coffee break

Essential elements of Cardiac CT
11.00-11.30 coronaries I: calcium + FFR M. Beer (Ulm, D)
11.30-12.00 coronaries II: plaques + stenoses H. Brunner (Ulm, D)
12.00-12.30 valves (TAVI), stents, and bypasses L. Lehmkuhl (Bad Neustadt, D)
12.30-14.00 Lunch Clinical applications of Cardiac CT
14.00-14.20 guidelines and study update B. Petritsch (Würzburg, D)
14.20-14.50 acute chest pain: differential diagnoses Chr. Schnabel (Tübingen, D)
14.50-15.10 current and future indications including perfusion Chr. Schlett (Heidelberg, D)
15.10-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-18.00 Workshops
WS I (45’): Hands-on CT
WS II (60’): Case reading CT
WS III (45’): Image processing CT

Friday October 12th, 2018

Basic elements of Cardiac MRI
09.00-09.30 cardiac anatomy plus variants M. Radermacher (Ulm, D)
09.30-10.00 patient preparation and determination of heart axes M. Beer (Ulm, D)
10.00-10.30 basic technical principles and innovations V. Rasche (Ulm, D)
10.30-10.45 Coffee break

Essential elements of Cardiac MRI
10.45-11.15 morphology and function D. Buckert (Ulm, D)
11.15-11.45 perfusion and flow U. Reiter und G. Reiter (Graz, AUT)
11.45-12.15 late enhancement and mapping M. Francone (Rome, IT)
12.15-13.45 Lunch

Clinical applications of Cardiac MRI
13.45-14.15 ischemic heart disease A. de Roos (Leiden, NL)
14.15-14.45 cardiomyopathies including myocarditis M. Pirnat (Maribor, SLO)
14.45-15.15 heart failure R. Manka (Zürich, CH)
15.15-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-18.00 Workshops
WS I (45’): Hands-on MRI
WS II (60’): Case reading MRI
WS III (45’): Image processing MRI
18.30-19.00 Test


Please express your interest by email to the course secretary. After registration request a registration form, payment information and hotel information will be sent by email. Registration will be final only after effective payment.