|WEEKEND EDUCATIONAL COURSE|
|Advanced Neuroimaging 2|
|Clinical Intensive Education Option|
|ORGANIZERS: Nicola De Stefano, M.D., Ph.D., Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D., Nadine J. Girard, M.D., Jeffrey Joseph Neil, M.D., Ph.D. & Afonso C. Silva, Ph.D.|
|SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced|
|Sunday, 8 May 2011|
In this one-day
course, speakers will be both physicians and physicists. The topics
to be covered are:
« Pediatric MRI – cerebral malformations, epilepsy and tumors;
« Multiple sclerosis – lesions of white and grey matter;
« Normal appearing brain;
« Dementias – Alzheimer’s disease, HIV and prion disease; and
« Traumatic brain injury - acute evaluation, blast-related injury, application of functional connectivity MRI and DTI.
The overall goal is to familiarize physicians, physicists and technologists with advanced MR methods. The format will be didactic sessions with time allotted for discussion.
|Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:|
Interpret cerebral malformations on MRI;
« Apply MRI to evaluation of pediatric epilepsy;
« Interpret pediatric brain tumors on MRI;
« Describe the pathology underlying MRI findings in multiple sclerosis;
« Interpret MRI findings in patients with multiple sclerosis;
« Describe the application of MRI methods to dementias (Alzheimer’s disease, HIV, and prion disease);
« Describe appropriate situations for the application of conventional MRI to traumatic brain injury; and
« Describe appropriate application of advanced MRI (functional connectivity MRI and DTI) to traumatic brain injury.