WEEKEND EDUCATIONAL COURSE
Advanced MR Brain Imaging
Organizers: Alberto Bizzi, M.D. and Pia Maly Sundgren, M.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Saturday, 3 May 2008
This one day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the most recent use of MR imaging in diagnosis of pediatric and adult brain diseases, with particular emphasis on application of new methods (diffusion tensor imaging and fibertracking, functional MRI).
In the last session, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about some of the most innovate MRI methods that are in the pipeline waiting to enter the clinical arena.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
The course is aimed at neuroradiologists, neurologists, neuroscientists, neuroimaging researchers, biomedical engineers and imaging physicists interested in broadening their knowledge of the state-of-the-art in neuroimaging techniques. The level of the course in intermediate; it is designed for participants with a basic to intermediate understanding of the topics involved.
|Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging|
|08:30||Pediatric Brain Malformations||Andrea Rossi, M.D.|
|09:00||Diffusion and Spectroscopy of White Matter in Metabolic Diseases||Susan Blaser, M.D.|
|09:30||Diffusion and Spectroscopy of Gray Matter in Metabolic Diseases||Zoltán Patay, M.D., Ph.D.|
|10:00 - 10:15||Meet the Teachers|
|Diffusion Tensor Imaging|
|10:30||Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Multi-Center DTI Studies||Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D.|
|11:00||The Challenges and Potential Role of DTI in the Developing Brain||Ellen Grant, M.D.|
|11:30||Building a White Matter Atlas with Tractography||Susumu Mori, Ph.D.|
|12:00||Virtual Tractography and Dysconnection Syndromes||Marco Catani, M.D.|
|12:30 - 12:45||Meet the Teachers|
|14:00||fMRI of Language for Surgical Planning||Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.|
|14:30||Advanced Imaging for Acute Stroke Therapy||Vincent P. Mathews, M.D.|
|15:00||fMRI and DT Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis: Focus on Spine||Massimo Filippi, M.D.|
|15:30 - 15:45||Meet the Teachers|
|Challenges at Higher Field|
|16:00||Carotid Imaging: from Lumenology to Function||Jonathan Gillard, M.D.|
|16:30||Imaging of Cellular Macrophage in CNS||Vincent Dousset, M.D., Ph.D.|
|17:00||Ultrastructural Brain Anatomy at 7T||Jeff Duyn, Ph.D.|
|17:30||What's Next in the MRI Pipeline||Roland Bammer, Ph.D.|
|18:00 - 18:15||Meet the Teachers|