Seminer in Medicine 16.02.2018 , Dr. Murat Serhat AygŁn

Author: KUSOM
Time: 15:00
Location: RF / MED 176





Friday, February 16th
, 2018


Speaker           : Dr. Murat Serhat Aygün /Koç University / Department of Radiology

Title                : Cardiac MRI in Congenital Heart Diseases

Time               : 15:00 (Refresment will served at 14:45)

Place              : RF/ MED 176

TelePresence  :  AH Dean's Room / KUH 9th Meeting Room

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Cardiac MRI in Congenital Heart Diseases

Over the past two decades, there has been a marked increase in the use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for the anatomical and functional evaluation of congenital heart disease (CHD). Before, CMR had been rarely used as the initial or sole diagnostic imaging modality. Rather it complements echocardiography, provides a non-invasive alternative to x-ray angiography, avoids the ionizing radiation exposure of computed tomography, and overcomes many of the limitations of these modalities. Due to technological developments, CMR has become an indispensable diagnostic method for pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. CMR has been successfully applied in the evaluation of right heart cavities in which echocardiography fails, especially in pulmonary valve-related diseases such as in Fallot tetralogy. CMR is a distinctive superior imaging modality in the demonstration of viability of the muscle layer and fibrosis, especially in adult congenital heart diseases.

With the introduction of rapid sequencing, not only anatomy and function, but also flow analysis and valve imaging has started to be used in routine practice. Additionally; any advanced imaging modalities, commonly applied in neuroradiology, and more are now being used in daily cardiac practices.Because of successful surgical techniques, there is need for more sophisticated imaging methods due to the presence of many patients with congenital heart diseases reaching adult age. Furthermore, in the future analyzing the data gained from CMR could show potential flow patterns after surgery; in this way the best surgery technique for all patients would be determined under this information.