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3rd Quantitative Cardiovascular Imaging Meeting:
Standardisation of Quantitative Cardiovascular Imaging Techniques


What the 3rd QCI Meeting on 6. September 2024 is about:

Our Concept

An event dedicated to quantitative cardiovascular imaging techniques. We bring together clinical experts, researchers and technology developers to discuss and explore the latest advances and challenges in these fields.

Our Topics

The focus is on standardization as a means to improve the quality and applicability of imaging techniques as well as image acquisition, reconstruction and analysis and AI. Explore the developments and best practices.

Our Technologies

We will cover various imaging technologies, including CT, MR, SPECT and PET. Our speakers will discuss the application of these technologies in clinical practice as well as the integration of AI algorithms for accurate and efficient image analysis.

3rd QCI Meeting Program

Pre-Meeting: September 5th, 2024



September 5th, 2024 (Organiser: Melanie Estrella, Charité)

Visit of the Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité
Virchowweg 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Welcome Dinner – Weltwirtschaft
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

Formal Meeting:


September 6th, 2024 Friedrichstraße 105, 10117 Berlin, Germany Moderators: Marc Dewey, Charité and Tobias Schaeffter, PTB
Welcome – Marc Dewey, Paul Ehrlich Hörsaal Lecture Hall
Virchowweg 4, 10117 Berlin

Directions: Coming from the Charitéplatz entrance, Virchowweg is straight ahead, at number 3 turn left twice around the building, then you will come directly to number 4. Details: 

Two Opening Lectures 

Pro: Standardisation is Highly Needed – Moderator: Marc Dewey
8:35-8:44 Tobias Schaeffter
Con: Standardisation is the Enemy of Innovation
8:45-8:54 Ingolf Sack
8:55-9:09 Joint discussion

Session 1
First Highlight Lecture

Image Acquisition
Fundamentals of Image Acquisition Moderator: Tobias Schaeffter
09:10-09:20 Tandem Talk by Vanessa M. Ferreira (MR) and Marc Kachelriess (CT)
09:20-09:29 Discussion




Session 2
Second Highlight Lecture

CT Coronary Artery
Plaque Imaging- CACS

CT Coronary Artery
Plaque Imaging- Non-
calcified plaques

MRI Coronary Artery
Plaque Imaging

MRI Coronary Artery

Plaque Imaging

MRI Coronary Artery Plaque Imaging

Delphi Voting

Lunch Break
Three AI Keynote Lectures
Coffee Break

Session 3
Third Highlight Lecture
16:20 -16:30

16:30 -16:50

Snacks and Coffee to go

Clinical Imaging Perspective
Standardisation of Image Acquisition Jonathan Weir McCall 
Standardised Quantitative Protocols Vanessa M. Ferreira
Standards for Clinical Acquisition Marc R. Dweck

Coronary Plaques – Characterizing and
quantifying Coronary Atherosclerosis Coronary plaque Imaging 
Moderation: Marc Dewey

10:40-10:50 David Newby
10:50-11:00 Discussion

Clinical Imaging Perspective
Calcium score for prediction of clinical events – insights from SCAPIS
Ola Hjelmgren
Clinical identification of vulnerable plaque
Pál Maurovich-Horvat
Clinical identification of vulnerable 
Robert Manka
Clinical identification of inflammatory plaque
Marc R. Dweck
Clinical role in coronary artery plaque imaging
Ulf Landmesser 
Clinical role of perivascular inflammation markers
Armin Arbab-Zadeh
12:00-12:30 Joint discussion
12:30-13:00 Second Delphi Voting on Coronary Stenosis and Plaque for the 2nd QCI Technical and Clinical Consensus Statement, Moderation: Aldo Vázquez and Federico Biavati

Which Benefits Could AI Offer for Coronary Imaging?
14:00-14:10 Ivana Isgum
How to Avoid Biases in AI for Medical Imaging?
14:10-14:20 Daniel Rueckert
Why is Generalizability of AI for Cardiac Imaging Important?
14:20-14:30 Julia Schnabel
14:30-14:40 Joint discussion moderated by all three speakers
Coronary Flow – Understanding the Functional Implications
Coronary Flow Imaging
Moderation: Anja Hennemuth
15:00-15:10 Discussion

Clinical Imaging Perspective
Clinical role of coronary flow imaging
Aldo Vázquez
Implementing computed tomography fractional flow reserve into clinical practice
Jonathan Weir McCall
Clinical use of 4D coronary flow MRI
Matthias Stuber
Stress echocardiography for coronary flow reserve
Roxy Senior
Clinical relevance of coronary FFR
Jan Piek
16:00-16:20 Joint discussion
Definition of Possible Topics for the Coronary Flow Delphi Consensus in the Upcoming 3rd QCI Consensus Statement, Moderation: Marc Dewey

Second Voting Results on Coronary Stenosis and Atherosclerosis and Preparation of Third Voting, Moderation: Aldo Vázquez and Federico Biavati
Farewell Marc Dewey
17:00 -17:20

Frontier Research Perspective
Novel Acquisition Technologies Michelle Williams
Advanced Acquisitions for T1 and T2 Mapping Daniel Messroghli 
Matthias Stuber (TBC)



Frontier Research Perspective
Automated coronary artery calcium scoring – insights from DISCHARGE
Bernhard Föllmer
Deep learning for high risk plaque features
Michelle Williams
3D imaging for coronary plaque
Sebastian Kozerke
Inflammation detection in coronary plaque
Thomas Derlin
What have we learned from optical coherence tomography?Giulio Guagliumi
Pericoronary fat attenuation index (FAI)
Keith Channon
Moderation: Anja Hennemuth

Frontier Research Perspective
The use of machine learning in FFR
Aadrian Coenen
Overcoming technical barriers to clinical implementation
Steffen Lukas
Technical improvements of 4D flow MRI:
Anja Hennemuth
Advancements to measure coronary flow reserve using ultrasound
Mengxing Tang
The advantages and disadvantages of FFR –
Tim van de Hoef


To register in order to attend the meeting, please send an email to

There is a fee to attend the meeting: €30 for students, €60 for residents and €90 for postgraduates.

The fee will be refunded to participants after attending the meeting.

Contact & Location

Wegbeschreibung Paul Ehrlich Hörsaal Charité Berlin

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin - Institut für Radiologie, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin

Lecture Hall: Paul Ehrlich Hörsaal - Virchowweg 4

Directions: Coming from the Charitéplatz entrance, Virchowweg is straight ahead, at number 3 turn left twice around the building, then you will come directly to number 4


We are grateful to have some of the most influential and talented scientists in the field of quantitative cardiac imaging join us for our meetingsSpeakers of our 1. QCI meeting included:

Join us!

3rd QCI Meeting, 6. September 2024.

Standardisation of Quantitative Cardiovascular Imaging Techniques.

At Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

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