MORNING CATEGORICAL COURSE
Organizer: Penny A. Gowland, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Basic - Intermediate
Tuesday 6 May, Wednesday 7 May, Thursday 8 May and Friday 9 May 2008
This course of four one-hour sessions will be focused primarily on the science of MR safety, rather than safety management. It will focus on biological interactions with the static field and RF field and it will explain the issues involved in choosing a suitable contrast agent. Finally, it will also explain the basis upon which international guidelines relating to MRI are established and compare guidelines across the world.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
This course is designed for Ph.D. physicists, with interests in hardware or software (i.e., any physicist). It is suitable for new entrants to the field, or anyone who wants to revise the underlying science of MR safety. The section on contrast agents may also be of interest to clinicians who are new to the field of MRI.
|7:00||Contrast Agents: Safety Profile||Val M. Runge, M.D.|
|7:30||Contrast Agents: Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF)||Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D.|
|7:00||RF Heating: RF Modelling - Hot Spots and Blood Flow||Tamer S. Ibrahim, Ph.D.|
|7:30||RF Heating: RF and Implants||John A. Nyenhuis, Ph.D.|
|7:00||Bioeffects of Static and Gradient Fields: Sensing the Static Field||Paul M. Glover, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Bioeffects of Static and Gradient Fields: Cellular Effects||Junji Miyakoshi|
|7:00||Regulatory Position: How ICNIRP Sets its Guidelines||Paolo Vecchia, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Regulatory Position: Regulatory Position Across the World||Stephen F. Keevil, Ph.D.|