Advances In Imaging: Optimising MR and CT in Daily Practice

Published: 31 March 2021

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Currently, despite guidelines acknowledging the utility of imaging for pre-procedural planning, specific guidance is lacking.

This faculty-led, educational series has been devised to address that need and to provide practical guidance for pre-procedural imaging during the planning phases of atherosclerosis and ventricular arrhythmia management.

For both disease states we provide a broad overview of the use of imaging through peer-to-peer discussion with therapy area experts; specific imaging applications are explored through faculty presented case reviews.

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Circle Cardiovascular Imaging


  • Interpret existing clinical and meta data for use of pre-procedural, image-aided ablation in ventricular arrhythmias
  • Identify where pre-procedural imaging may complement the current ablation workflow in ventricular arrhythmias
  • Recall the clinical benefits of quantitative, MRI-based approaches to evaluate ischaemia
  • Apply quantitative CMR imaging to complement existing procedural workflows in revascularisation procedures

Recommended Audience

  • Electrophysiologists
  • Imaging Specialists
  • Cardiologists and Interventional Cardiologists

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Faculty Biographies

Antonio Berruezo

Antonio Berruezo

Head of the Arrhythmia Department and Director of Research and Innovation

Dr Berruezo is Head of the Arrhythmia Department and Director or Research and Innovation at the Heart Institute, Teknon Medical Center, part of the Quironsalud Hospitals Group in Barcelona, Spain and also Director of the International Fellow’s Program at the Center's Arrhythmia Department.

He has been a Cardiology Specialist since 2002 and was previously the Coordinator of the Ventricular the Arrhythmia Unit at the Cardiovascular Clinical Institute in Barcelona. He has also held an…

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Saman Nazarian

Saman Nazarian

Dr Nazarian obtained a Doctorate in Medicine from Stanford University and PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He completed residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by fellowship training in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Since completing fellowship, he has served as an attending cardiac electrophysiologist, investigator, and educator for a decade at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the last 5 years at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr Nazarian runs an active clinical research program, funded by the US National Institutes of Health.

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Andrew Arai

Andrew Arai

Consultant, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Dr Andrew Arai is a consultant in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and a Past President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Dr Arai’s research focuses on coronary artery disease, heart attack, and other diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels. His clinical expertise is in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate cardiovascular disease in patients.

Dr Arai received his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago in 1986. He received his BA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1982. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a Cardiology fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1989 and 1993 respectfully. He helped build and ran the clinical cardiac MRI research program at the National Institutes of Health from 1994-2021. In 2001, he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers…

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Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Cardiology/Non-Invasive Imaging

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