“An international group of scientists and clinicians devoted to the development, application and promotion of MR imaging techniques to visualize the cardiovascular system and to improve patient care”.
The Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography (SMRA) was founded in 1989 as the MR Angio Club to bring together scientists, clinicians and industry with a common interest in MR Angiography (MRA). The MR Angio Club formally Incorporated as the nonprofit Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography (SMRA) in 2015. The society’s annual conference is widely recognized as the sole international conference exclusively devoted to MR angiography. Each year, prominent researchers and clinicians come from all over the world to attend this event and present their most up to date research results and exchange ideas. MR-related vendors also showcase their state-of-the-art products, technical advances, and clinical applications in an engaging environment intended to foster new connections and collaborations.
2017 Award Recipients
Winner: Trisha Roy (University of Toronto)
1st Runner Up: John Heerfordt (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV))
2nd Runner Up: Mariana Bustamante (Linköping University)
Passariello Award – Winner: Rami Homsi (University Hospital Bonn)
Travel Grant Recipients – Liliana Ma, Yibin Xie, John Heerfordt, Trisha Roy, Mariana Bustamante, Tora Dunas, Susanne Schmid, Rami Homsi, Michael Loecher, Lavia Rodrigues, Sebastian Weingartner, Matthew Lanier, Laura Eisenmenger, Eric Stinson, Yalun Chen, Yan Wen
67 year-old male with history of type II diabetes mellitus, diabetic neuropathy, dyslipidemia, arterial occlusive disease bilaterally, and hypertension presents with bilateral lower extremity pain, noted to be more severe on the left side. A lower extremity MRA study was ordered to assess the extent of peripheral vascular disease to guide a treatment plan. The patient also has evidence of atherosclerosis on physical examination, as a carotid bruit was auscultated. The patient’s renal function was moderately reduced with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 36 mL/min/m2. Read more about this case…