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11th Philips Cardiac MR Research Network Meeting

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MRI NetForum Team Philips Healthcare Philips Global

An extremely motivated group of Philips cardiac MR (CMR) users joined Philips representatives December 8-11, 2006, in Amsterdam, to participate in the 11th Cardiac MR Research Network Meeting. Attendees once again absorbed clinical practice experience from their cardiac MR peers and learned about new CMR technical innovations that will have a major impact on their discipline. Approximately 120 cardiologists, radiologists and Philips officials participated in the meeting.

All guests were invited to the Rijksmuseum, the most prominent historic art museum in The Netherlands, for a guided tour and a dinner within reaching distance of the finest masterpieces of the museum collection, such as The Steel Masters, The Milk Maid, and The Night Watch.

 

"We started this annual meeting in 1996 to enable cardiac MR users of all skill levels to rapidly implement what they've learned at these conferences at their centers," says Eltjo Haselhoff, Ph.D., meeting manager and Philips' Global Product Manager Business Development, Cardiac & Interventional MR. "The key is that all conference attendees work on Philips platforms and use the same user interfaces and scanning techniques. This is in contrast to typical national CMR conferences where presenters are using a wide variety of potentially incompatible equipment and techniques."
Major themes included the promise of cardiac MR at 3.0T scanning and the need for maximizing CMR's simplicity. "Optimized, efficient workflow was seen as a critical, driving factor without which CMR cannot continue to strive to become a routine modality," Dr. Haselhoff notes. A parallel theme was the need for standardized cardiac MR protocols to enable clinicians to conduct examinations with consistent results and high reproducibility.
Presenters referenced the Philips' ultra-fast techniques of k-t BLAST and k-t SENSE as ways to image the entire heart in one isotropic 3D acquisition, enabling multiplanar reconstruction and review afterward. "It would make CMR more like CT scanning - scan first, review later," Dr. Haselhoff notes.
During the three-day event, 22 international clinical users and 10 Philips MR marketing and clinical science representatives gave 34 talks in 10 moderated program sessions, including: Philips Cardiac MR: Product Developments; Philips Cardiac MR: SENSE and Simplicity; SmartScanning, Fast Imaging/Function; Perfusion & Viability; Qflow, Tagging, Strain; Cardiac CT & Coronary MRA & Molecular Imaging; Cardiac MR on 3.0T; Pediatric Cardiac MR; Cardiac Interventional MR; and Cardiac Interventional MR including EP.
 Lectures were held in the 17<sup>th</sup> century
Lectures were held in the 17th century "Koepelkerk"


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