16th Annual Meeting
Berlin, Germany 
19-20 May 2007

MR Education Without Borders

Last Updated 05 February 2009

Day One, Saturday, 19 May 2007

07:45-08:00 Welcome  - Cindy Comeau, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), SMRT President 2006-2007
Announcements - Vera Miller, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), 2007  Program Chair

Moderator - Mercedes Pereyra, R.T., (R)(MR)
08:00-09:30 Safety Forum
Hans Engels, Ph.D.
Julie Strandt-Peay, B.S.M., R.T.(R)(MR)
09:30-10:25 Parallel Imaging - Donald W. McRobbie, Ph.D.
10:25-1040 Break
10:40-11:10 Emerging Pulse Sequences in MR Imaging: Proffered Papers
10:40-10:50 1st Place Award - Research Focus: Functional Liver Evaluation Using Blood-Oxygen Level
Dependent (BOLD) Imaging
Jay Neadles, R.T., (R) (MR)

10:50-11:00 3rd Place Award - Research Focus (Tie): Muscle Blood-Oxygen Level Dependent (BOLD)
Imaging: A Potential Tool to Evaluate Chronic Compartment Syndrome
Toni Cormier, M.R.T., (MR)

11:00-11:10 3rd Place Award-Research Focus (Tie): Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) Sequence for
Breast Calcifications at 3T
KellyAnne McGorty, B.S., R.T. (R)(M)(MR)

11:10-12:00 Fusion Imaging - Anna Kirilova, B.Sc., R.T.(R)(MR)
12:25-13:00 SMRT Business Meeting & Luncheon
  Moderator - Pam Vincent, R.T.(R)(MR)
Artifacts - Robert J. Herfkens, M.D.
14:00-14:50 Musculoskeletal MR - Joshua M. Farber, M.D.
14:50-15:20 Functional and Molecular Imaging with MR Contrast Agents - Michael Moseley, Ph.D.
15:20-15:30 Break
15:30-16:20 Female Pelvis - Carolyn Reinhold, M.D.
16:20-17:10 SMRT Oral Poster Presentations: Poster Award Winners ~ Clinical and Research Focus
16:20-16:30 1st Place Clinical Focus Poster Award - Susan Crisp, R.T.(NM)(MR)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Protocol Optimization for Detection of Endometriotic Lesion
16:30-16:40 2nd Place Clinical Focus Poster Award - Alain Thoeni
Whole Spinal Cord MRI as a Routine Screening Examination in Multiple Sclerosis - Use of Parallel Imaging
16:40-16:50 3rd Place Clinical Focus Poster Award – Birayet Ucan
MR Angiography on the Move: Enhanced Workflow in Large-FOV MRA due to Continuously
Moving Table Acquisition
16:50-17:00 1st Place Research Focus Poster Award - Caron Murray, M.R.T.(R), (MR)
Predicting Response to Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer by Diffusion
Weighted MRI: A Pilot Study
17:00-17:10 2nd Place Research Focus Poster Award - Caron Murray, M.R.T.(R), (MR)
Supine Breast MRI Utilizing a Zonal Motion-Adapted Acquisition and Reordering Technique
17:10-17:20 3rd Place Research Focus Poster Award - Anne Dorte Blankholm, R.T. (MR)
Optimising DSC Perfusion-Imaging by Minimizing Susceptibility Artefacts at 3 Tesla:
Parallel Imaging and SE versus GRE
17:20-17:30 Poster Questions/Discussion
17:30 SMRT Poster Presentations and Walking Tour Reception


Day Two, Sunday, 20 May 2007
07:45-08:00 Welcome - Carolyn Bonaceto, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), President 2007-2008
Announcements –
Vera Miller, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), 2007  Program Chair

Moderator:  Sonya Belville, R.T., (R)(MR)
08:00-08:50 Proton Pilates for Pupils & Professionals - Elizabeth A. Moore, Ph.D.
08:50-09:40 Neuro/CNS Lesions - Raquel Del Carpio-O'Donovan, M.D.
09:40-09:50 Break
09:50-10:05 President’s Award -Proffered Paper: Neonatal Brain Imaging at 3 Tesla: Comparative
Study of Standard Transverse 2D TSE T2 and Non Motion Corrected BLADE
Michael Kean, R.T.

10:05-10:35 Liver Iron - Greg Brown, R.T.
10:35-11:05 Protocol Optimization - Carolyn Roth, R.T.(R)(MR)
11:05-11:35 fMRI - Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D.
11:35-12:00 MR Elastography - David W. Stanley, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
12:00-13:00 Awards Luncheon
12:20-12:50 Forum for International Attendees
Wendy Strugnell, D.Sc.

Pam Vincent, R.T.(R)(MR)
  Moderator - Anne Dorte Blankholm, R.T.(R)(MR)
13:00-14:00 Cardiac Forum
Andrew E. Arai, M.D.
Mercedes Pereyra, R.T.(R)(MR)
13:50-14:40 Nursing Forum
Maureen Hood, M.S., R.N., R.T.(R)(MR)
Filip DeRidder, R.N.
14:40-14:50 Break
14:50-15:20 Exploring Advanced Imaging Techniques: Proffered Papers
14:50-15:00 1st Place Award-Clinical Focus: Validation of an Automated Left Ventricular Segmentation Technique for Quantifying Stroke Volume
Cindy Comeau, B.S., R.T. (N) (MR)

15:00-15:10 2nd Place Award-Research Focus: Comparison of Changes of the Signal Intensity and Contrast Ratio with Respect to Variations of Concentration of the Contrast Media at 1.5T and 3.0T MRI
Seong-Phil Go, R.T.

15:10-15:20 2nd Place Award-Clinical Focus: High Spatial and Temporal Resolution MRA of the Entire Peripheral Vascular System Using a New 3D Time-Resolved MRA Technique (TWIST)
3rd Place Award-Clinical Focus: High Spatial and Temporal Resolution MRA (TWIST) in Acute Dissection
Kai B. Reiter, R.T.

15:20-16:10 Contrasts - How, When and Why - Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D.
16:10-17:00 Perfusion/Stroke Imaging - Leif Østergaard, M.D., Ph.D.
17:00 Adjourn