MORNING CATEGORICAL COURSE
Hyperpolarization: How to Obtain and Use a 100,000-fold Increase in Polarization
Organizers: John P. Mugler III, Ph.D., Brian K. Rutt, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 6 May, Wednesday 7 May, Thursday 8 May and Friday 9 May 2008
This course of four one-hour sessions will provide an in-depth description of the principles and applications of hyperpolarized contrast media, with a focus on carbon-13 compounds and the noble gases helium-3 and xenon-129.
Lecture topics will include polarization physics for noble gases, carbon-13 and other nuclei; acquisition methods suitable for gases and non-equilibrium magnetization; and current animal and human applications of hyperpolarized contrast media, including the detection and characterization of pulmonary disease and cancer.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
This course is designed for basic scientists, engineers or physicians with a knowledge of basic MR imaging physics (M.S., Ph.D., and/or M.D.), and with interests in pulse-sequence design and optimization, pulmonary disease, cancer, and molecular imaging. Scientists or engineers developing new MRI/MRS techniques and physicians or basic scientists doing research in pulmonary disease or cancer will find it helpful.
|7:00||Hyperpolarized Contrast Media: Overview of Principles & Applications||Bastiaan Driehuys, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Polarization Physics: Carbon-13 & Other Nuclei||Jan H. Ardenkjaer-Larsen, Ph.D.|
|Hyperpolarized Carbon-13: Methods and Animal Applications|
|7:00||Acquisition Methods: Hyperpolarized Carbon-13||Charles H. Cunningham, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Applications of Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 in Animals||Daniel B. Vigneron, Ph.D.|
|Hyperpolarized Gases: Physics and Methods|
|7:00||Polarization Physics: Noble Gases||F. William Hersman, M.D.|
|7:30||Acquisition Methods: Hyperpolarized Gases||John P. Mugler III, Ph.D.|
|Hyperpolarized Gases: Animal & Human Applications|
|7:00||Applications of Hyperpolarized Gases in Animals||Giles E. Santyr, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Hyperpolarized Imaging in Humans: Overview, Rationale & Clinical Directions||Talissa Altes, M.D.|