Conference Welcome

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great excitement that we bring 3DI3 back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for the first time since 2016 and that we combine this year’s conference with the prestigious 15th Society for Pediatric Radiology Symposium on Advanced Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging. 3DI3 had the privilege of joining the IPC workshops in Milan, Italy in September 2017 and March 2019, and we were extremely honored to bring 3DI3 to the first day of PICS in September 2018, with a live case, hands-on rooms for individualized instruction and practice, how-to guides, and advanced 3D imaging techniques.

Since Gregor’s first Utrecht conferences, starting in 2013, to teach 3D Rotational Angiography (3DRA) techniques, 3DI3 has expanded to an international conference to share knowledge and skills on all 3D imaging, as it pertains to interventional catheterization for congenital heart disease. This year, we are merging the world of 3D imaging for CHD interventional catheterization with pediatric radiology. This international meeting will be the first of its kind to combine the Society for Pediatric Radiology and the 3DI3 symposia.

The 17th SPR Hands-on Cardiac MR Basic Course (Oct. 15-17) will showcase and teach the state of the art knowledge of CMR and CTA for CHD, led by conference chair Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD.

On Oct. 18th the 15th Advanced Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging SPR will start. On Oct. 19-20, SPR and 3DI3 will have a combined program, and experts from both groups will discuss common and differing views on Interventional CMR, single ventricle and TOF evaluation and intervention, and collaboration between radiology and cardiology. We will offer a 3D printing hands-on session, poster presentations, and an abstract session. In addition, we will have an iCMR taped case on the afternoon of Oct. 20.

During a special 3DI3 session on Oct. 19 and throughout Oct. 20 & 21, the 3DI3 symposium will give you and your team the necessary knowledge and hands-on post-processing skills to apply 3DRA in your cath lab. Experts in our field will present and discuss with you how to implement all types of 3D imaging technology to improve safety and efficiency in your lab, allowing you to come to the next level of interventional decision making. We will have the classic 3DI3 how-to sessions, hands-on 3DRA post-processing rooms, hands-on 3DRA spin demonstrations in our cath labs, live cases, and much more.

If you want to start 3DRA in your cath lab but struggle with workflow, or if you are already experienced in this field and are looking for further exchange with experts – you’ll find what you need here!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Columbus, Ohio, USA in October 2019!

Aimee Armstrong, MD and Gregor Krings, MD
3DI3 Symposium Co-Chairs


Conference Objectives

  • Learn basic and advanced 3D rotational angiography tips and tricks to allow you to bring this technology to your cath lab

  • Understand the advantages of 3D overlay of CT, MR, 3DRA, and echocardiography on fluoroscopy and learn tips and tricks to bring this technology to your cath lab

  • Learn when interventional MR is useful and what is needed to bring this to the mainstream

  • Understand when pulmonary valve replacement is needed in TOF and how to assess the RVOT prior to catheterization

  • Determine when MR lymphangiography is helpful and how to start a lymphatic program


1300-1310 | Welcome: Raj Krishnamurthy, Gregor Krings, Aimee Armstrong

1310-1425 | 
Session: Interventional CMR
– Vivek Muthurangu, Kanishka Ratnayaka
     1310-1325 | How I use my combination MR/Cath Suite – Suren Reddy
     1325-1340 |  MR-guided diagnostic catheterization: Is it possible when you don’t have a combination MR/Cath suite? – Aimee Armstrong
     1340-1355 | iCMR Pulmonary hypertension Evaluation – Vivek Muthurangu
     1355-1410 | Tools for MR-guided intervention: Where are they? – Adrienne Campbell-Washburn
     1410-1425 | Q&A and Discussion

1425-1525 | Session: Single Ventricles – Gerald Greil, Jennifer Romano
     1425-1455 | Debate: Routine Pre-Stage III evaluation should include catheterization
          1425-1435 | Pro – Damien Kenny
          1435-1445 | Con – Rahul Rathod
          1445-1455 | Discussion
     1455-1510 | CT for pre-Stage II evaluation – Pam Ketwaroo
   1510-1525 | 3DRA in the Interstage: When is it worth it? – Darren Berman     

1525-1545 | Panel discussion of branch pulmonary artery evaluation in single ventricle disease (how do we evaluate and when do we intervene)
                       Case Presentation – Simon Lee
                       Moderators: Gregor Krings, Raj Krishnamurthy
                       Panelists: Carlos Mery, Pam Ketwaroo, Francesca Pluchinotta

1545-1615 | Break

1615-1715 | 3DI3 Session: 3DRA Bootcamp – Damien Kenny, Aimee Armstrong 
     1615-1635 | Cookbook: How to do a 3D rotational angiogram – Aimee Armstrong
     1635-1705 | Cookbook: How to post-process a 3DRA
                            – Siemens – Gregor Krings
                            – Philips – Jeremy Asnes
                          – Canon – Darren Berman
                          – GE – Gregory Fleming
| Q&A

1615-1715 | SPR Session: (Works in Progress) – Josh Robinson
     1615-1630Dallas Children’s Hospital – Gerald Greil
     1630-1645 | Nationwide Children’s Hospital/OSU– Rizwan Ahmad
     1645-1700 | Emory University, Atlanta – Tim Slesnick
     1700-1715Sick Kids Hospital: Fetal Imaging – Michael Seed

1715-1745 | Transportation back to hotel
1845-1900 | Transportation to joint social event at The Ivory Room

0700 – 0800 | Overview of Segmental Anatomy in CHD Using 3D Printed Models (pre-registration required – max 20 participants) – Jayanthi Parthasarathy, Shafkat Anwar
                                Expert Cases in CHD Using 3D Printed Models (pre-registration required – max 20 participants) – Shi Joon Yoo, Rajesh Krishnamurthy

0800 – 0950 | Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation in repaired Tetralogy of Fallot – Shakeel Qureshi, Andrew Powell, Carlos Mery
     0800 – 0815 | When to replace the pulmonary valve in TOF: Predicting outcomes with MR and CT – Mark Fogel
     0815 – 0830 | Using Advanced Non-Invasive Imaging for assessment of the pulsatile RVOT for TPVR – Brian Boe
     0830 – 0845 | Can MR or CT predict coronary compression during TPVR? – Francesca Pluchinotta
     0845 – 0900 | How to Deliver Suitable MR and CT Data for cath overlay – Jason Johnson
     0900 – 0915 | Discussion
     0915 – 0950 | Debate: Evaluation of the infant with TOF/PA/MAPCAs
               0915-0925 | Catheterization is needed – Jennifer Romano
               0925-0935 | Catheterization is not needed – Prakash Masand
               0935-0950 | Discussion     

0950 – 1010 | Break

1010 – 1100 | Radiology and Cardiology: The Case for Collaboration – Catherine Krawczeski, Taylor Chung
     1010 – 1025 | Radiation risk in CHD patients: the case for collaboration – Don Frush
     1025 – 1040 |
Integrated reporting for invasive and non-invasive imaging in pediatric heart disease – Michael Seed
     1040 – 1055 | Strategic Planning For Cardiovascular Imaging: Examples of Synergy
 – Rajesh Krishnamurthy
     1055 – 1100 | Q&A and Discussion

1100 – 1200 | SPR and 3DI3 Oral Abstract Session – Gordon Culham, Kan Hor

1200 – 1205 | Wrap Up of Joint SPR and 3DI3 Sessions – Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Aimee Armstrong, Gregor Krings

1205 – 1315 | Lunch

1205 – 1315 | Hands-on 3DRA Post-Processing Rooms
                           3D Corner
                           3DRA Spin Demonstration in NCH Cath Lab – congregate in Stecker Lobby at 12:25 to walk to cath lab

1315 – 1335 | Taped Case: MR-guided catheterization from Dallas– Suren Veeram Reddy (Taped Case #2)
                            Moderators: Kanishka Ratnayaka and Adrienne Campbell-Washburn

1335 – 1345 | Q&A and Discussion

1345 – 1445 | Lymphatics – Yoav Dori, Anna Lillis
     1345 – 1400 | Diagnostic MR lymphangiography – Anna Lillis
     1400 – 1415 | How to perform lymphatic interventions – Petru Liuba
     1415 – 1430 | Lymphatic intervention update: Is it improving outcomes? – Yoav Dori
     1430 – 1445 | Q&A and Discussion

1445 – 1500 | Break

1500 – 1600 | What Else is in the Chest? – Martin Bocks and Tom Fagan
     1500 – 1515 | When and How Do I Assess the Airway and Esophagus? – Robert Fleck
     1515 – 1530 | Value of Intra-procedural Bronchoscopy – Michael O’Byrne
     1530 – 1545 | What To Do When the Airway Might Get Compressed – Gregor Krings
     1545 – 1600 | Q&A and Discussion 

1600 – 1715 | 3D Printing – Is it Here To Stay? – Sergio Carrillo and Lourdes Prieto
1600 – 1615 |
How Do We Bring 3D Printing To Clinicians? Anne Garcia
     1615 – 1700 | Debate:
                1615-1630Diagnostic 3D printing is here to stay – Shafkat Anwar
                1630-1645 |
Virtual modeling is the future – Matthew Bramlet
                1645-1700 |
We need both 3D printing and virtual modeling – Silvia Schievano
     1700 – 1715 | Q&A and Discussion

1715 – 1730 | Transportation back to the hotel

0700 – 0800 | Hands-On 3DRA Post-Processing Rooms
3D Corner

0800 – 1030 | Practical Applications of 3DRA Session I – Aimee Armstrong and Jeremy Asnes
     0800 – 0845 | Live Case from Boston – Nicola Maschietto, Boston Children’s Hospital
     0845 – 0900 | How to start a 3DRA program – Arash Salavitabar
     0900 – 0910 | How cath lab staff can improve your 3DRA workflow – Andrew Harrison
     0910 – 0925 | How cath lab staff can improve your 3DRA workflow – Luca Giugno
     0925 – 0935 | Q&A
     0935 – 1020 | Live Case from NCH – Darren Berman
     1020 – 1030 | Q&A

1030 – 1045 | Break

1045 – 1145 | Practical Applications of 3DRA Session II – Shakeel Qureshi and Francesca Pluchinotta

    1045 – 1100 | Taped Case: How 3DRA saved my PA intervention case – Damien Kenney
     1100 – 1115 | Taped Case: How I used 3D imaging for my aortic arch intervention – Michiel Voskuil
     1115 – 1125 | Q&A
     1125 – 1140 | How 3DRA helps me with my pulmonary vein cases – Lourdes Prieto
     1140 – 1145 | Q&A

1145 – 1300 | Lunch and Hands On Post-Processing Rooms and 3D Room

1300 – 1400 | Multi-modality Image Fusion – Tom Fagan and John Kovalchin
     1300 – 1315 | Taped case: Echo fusion with fluoroscopy – Pei-Ni Jone
     1315 – 1320 | Q&A
     1320 – 1335 | Taped Case: Complex PA bifurcation case – Gregory Fleming
     1335 – 1350 | 3D Image Fusion: Tips, Tricks & Cases – Jenny Zablah
     1350 – 1400 | Q&A

1400 – 1445 | Live Case from NCH – Brian Boe
Moderators: Gregor Krings and Gregory Fleming

1445 – 1500 | Wrap Up

1500 – 1600 | Hands-On 3DRA Post-Processing Rooms
3D Corner

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Have colleagues coming to 3DI3 & SPR? Group institution discounts available for physicians!

Contact CMEoffice@NationwideChildrens.org for more information.
Click here to visit the 15th Annual Advanced Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging (SPR) website

3DI3 Symposium Co-Chairs

Aimee K. Armstrong, MD
Gregor Krings, MD

3DI3 Symposium Committee Members

Darren Berman, MD
Kan Hor, MD
Brian Boe, MD
John Kovalchin, MD
Thomas Fagan, MD
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD
Sebastian Goreczny, MD
Paul Lawrence, RCIS

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Submission of Abstracts


  • We invite you to share your expertise in the form of an abstract presentation in one of the following categories related to 3D imaging and interventional catheterization for CHD:

    • Research
    • An interesting case presentation
    • An “I blew it” 3DRA imaging blunder
  • Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the members of the 2019 3DI3 Conference Planning Committee.

  • Abstracts will be selected on the basis of clarity of presentation, importance/originality, understanding and presentation of findings, quality and description of subject matter, quality and completeness of supporting data, methodology and contribution to the field of 3D imaging and interventional catheterization for CHD.

  • Selected abstracts will be presented at the conference as oral or poster presentations.

  • Presenters are required to register for the conference. The conference registration fee will be waived for authors who have posters selected for presentation; however presenters will be responsible for their own hotel and travel expenses.


  • The recommended format for abstract application should include: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions

  • The abstract body should be a one paragraph description (no more than 250 words). Title and section headings do not count toward the 250 word limit.

  • All abstract submissions are due by August 31, 2019.
    No new abstracts will be accepted after that date.
    Incomplete abstracts will need to be completed by August 31, 2019.
    Late submissions or fax submissions will not be accepted.
    You will be notified by September 6, 2019 if your abstract is accepted.

  • Please utilize this online form to submit your abstract.
    Faxed, emailed, or mailed abstracts will not be accepted.

  • For questions, please contact CMEoffice@NationwideChildrens.org

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019

Abstract Submission:

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[Your Email]

[Abstract Title]

[Abstract Author(s)]

[Country of Origin]

[Category:Research, An interesting case presentation, I blew it 3DRA imaging blunder]

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I am aware that abstracts submitted for this Symposium will be published.


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