SCMR Level I Workshop in Columbus, Ohio  

The latest SCMR Level I Workshop took place in Columbus, Ohio on July 13th and 14th. The workshop, Chaired by Subha Raman and Orlando Simonetti was attended by over 65 participants at the Ohio State University. Thanks to the Chairs, faculty, attendees and sponsors for another successful meeting.  

FDA Approves First Contrast for Cardiac MRI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CMR to assess myocardial perfusion (stress, rest) and late gadolinium enhancement in adult patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD).  Contrast-enhanced cardiac MRI demonstrated efficacy and safety in a global multi-center clinical trial setting at a standard dose of 0.1ml per kilogram of body weight. This new development will provide a new diagnostic tool to provide additional clinical information in less than one hour to help healthcare professionals manage their patients with known or suspected CAD.

Cardiac MRI Endpoints in Myocardial Infarction Experimental and Clinical Trials 

After a reperfused myocardial infarction, dynamic tissue changes occur. The extension and magnitude of these changes contribute to long-term prognosis after MI. CMR is the gold-standard technique for noninvasive myocardial tissue characterization. CMR is also the preferred methodology for the identification of potential benefits associated with new cardioprotective strategies both in experimental and clinical trials.  

SCMR International Outreach Schedule of Events

The SCMR International Outreach Committee, led by Chair Yuchi Han has announced the schedule of events for 2019-2019. The goal of the outreach program is to 
promote the clinical value of CMR in patient care and to advance imaging science by expanding CMR education globally.  SCMR also provides a one-time, one-year free associate membership to all attendees from international  outreach supported meetings.

A 30 year old gravida 2 para 1 female was referred for evaluation of a fetal intracardiac mass noted on routine obstetric ultrasound. Fetal echocardiogram at 26-weeks' gestation revealed a single, large, homogenous, hyperechoic cardiac mass occupying bi-atrial cavities with unobstructed intra-cardiac flows.

JCMR Articles

Research:  Increased extracellular volume in the liver of pediatric Fontan patients
Charlotte de Lange, et al.
Published on: 15 July 2019

Research:  Noncontrast free-breathing respiratory self-navigated coronary artery cardiovascular magnetic resonance angiography at 3T using lipid insensitive binomial off-resonant excitation (LIBRE)
Jessica A. M. Bastiaansen, et al.
Published on: 11 July 2019

Research:  Diffusion weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging for discriminating acute from non-acute deep venous Thrombus
Gang Wu, et al.
Published on: 8 July 2019

Research:  Size of carotid artery intraplaque hemorrhage and acute ischemic stroke: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance Chinese atherosclerosis risk evaluation study
Yang Liu, et al.
Published on: 1 July 2019

Research:  Resolving the natural myocardial remodelling brought upon by cardiac contraction; a porcine ex-vivo cardiovascular magnetic resonance study of the left and right ventricle
Camilla Omann, et al.
Published on: 1 July 2019