4D Flow CMR Hands-On Course

Purpose/ Objective

Participants will learn how to acquire and analyze 4D Flow CMR scans, and when to use 4D Flow CMR in their clinical practice.


Course Directors: Michael Markl, PhD (Northwestern University, USA) and Christopher Francois, MD (Mayo Clinic, USA)

  • Introduction & Concepts of 4D Flow CMR (CME)
  • Welcome and Introduction - Christopher Francois & Michael Markl
  • Methods and Concepts: Data Acquisition - Michael Markl
  • Methods and Concepts: Data Analysis - Christopher Francois
  • Discussion
  • Break Performing your 4D Flow CMR Scan – Sequences & Imaging Protocols for the Main MRI Platforms 
  • How to plan and scan 4D Flow CMR - GE Healthcare
  • How to plan and scan 4D Flow CMR - Northwestern University (Bradley Allen)
  • How to plan and scan 4D Flow CMR - ETH Zurich (Eva Peper)
  • Breakout rooms: Talk to the expert for your MRI system Breakout room 1
  • 4D Flow CMR Analysis – Live Cases (3 participating software vendors)
  • 4D Flow CMR software overview presentations Arterys, NeoSoft, Pie Medical Imaging
  • Breakout rooms: Live 4D Flow CMR analysis of clinical cases Attendees will be free to move between breakout rooms to experience 4D Flow CMR analysis with all vendors
  • Corrected Coarctation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Abdominal Aorta
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Tetralogy of Fallot Each case: 2-3 minutes on application and correction techniques, followed by 6-8 minutes of walkthrough the case, followed by a Q&A
  • Non-contrast BAV
  • Dissection with Feraheme
  • Non-con aortic dissection
  • ASD
  • CE BAV
  • HCM
  • Fontan
  • Status Post Coarctation Repair
  • Secundum ASD
  • Membranous VSD
  • PDA
  • Coronary Fistula
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Sinus Venosus ASD with PAPVR
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • HCM
  • Advanced Concepts & Future Directions (CME)
  • Advanced 4D Flow CMR parameters - Christopher Francois
  • Future directions - Michael Markl



Accreditation Statement

The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement

The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Instructions for Claiming CME

  • Attend the sessions in full for which credit is sought
  • Complete the post-activity evaluation
  • A certificate of completion will be available once the evaluation is submitted


Financial Disclosures

The planners and faculty for this activity did not have any relationships to disclose unless listed below. All relevant relationships were mitigated prior to the start of the activity according to ACCME Standards. Dr. Markl receives research grants from Siemens and Cryolite, Inc.


Disclosure of Commercial

Support SCMR received funding to support this activity from the following organizations: None

Course Information
Course Date:
April 30, 2021
4D Flow Course
Breakout Rooms
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.75
SCMR Member Price:$75.00
Non-Member Price:$125.00
Technologists; Allied Health Professionals; Students/ Early Career
SCMR Member Price:$50.00
Non-Member Price:$100.00