Physics Just the Basics Series #11 - K-Space Trajectories Used for Rapid Cardiac MRI

The goal of this webinar is to describe k-space trajectories used for cardiac imaging. The webinar will include a brief reintroduction to k-space followed by a discussion of the 2D and 3D methods used to sample k-space, which include Cartesian, echo-planar imaging, spiral, radial, cones, and others. The advantages of non-Cartesian trajectories for rapid cardiac imaging will be described, along with practical advice on non-Cartesian imaging artifacts. Several example applications using non-Cartesian k-space trajectories for cardiac imaging will be included. A total of 152 participated in the live webinar on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. 


Moderated by: Kate Hannemann

Presented by: Dr. Adrienne Campbell-Washburn

Dr. Adrienne Campbell-Washburn is an Stadtman Investigator at the National Institutes of Health, where she leads the MRI Technology Program for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Before that, she completed her PhD at University College London and her postdoctoral work at NHLBI. Her research focuses on the development of rapid imaging, especially non-Cartesian methods, for cardiac imaging, lung imaging, and MRI-guided cardiovascular interventions.


About the Series

In response to feedback provided by the global CMR community, the SCMR Education Committee is proud to announce a pilot MRI physics webinar series,  SCMR WEBINAR SERIES: PHYSICS JUST THE BASICS. Radiology trainees, CMR imaging trainees, those new to CMR, MRI technologists, and anyone else who has an interest in learning the simple fundamental concepts of how MRI works should participate in the webinar.  

The basic format of the webinar will consististed of a didactic lecture for 30-45”, followed by a question and answer period for the remainder of the hour.  The difficulty level of the physics presented will be targeted toward clinicians.

Course Information
Course Date:
April 28, 2021
Individual topic purchase: Selected
This course is presented free of charge.