SMRT 22nd Annual Meeting ~ 20-21 April 2013
“Changing the World through MR Education and Innovation”

Annual Meeting Program

SMRT Poster Walking Tour & Reception – Friday, 19 April 2013, 18:00 –20:00

Saturday, 20 April 2013, 07:45 – 17:05, Room 355 BCEF
(8.0 Category A CE Credits)

07:45     Welcome & Announcements Vera Kimbrell, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT President 2012-2013
G. Barry Southers, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT Program Chair 2013
      Forum 1: History & Future of MR
      Moderator: Anne Marie Sawyer, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
08:00   Localized Origins Paul Arthur Bottomley, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
08:50 MRI: From Science to Society Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
09:40     Break  
      Forum 2: Cardiovascular MR
      Moderator: Maureen N. Hood, Ph.D., R.N., R.T. (MR), FSMRT  
09:55 Cardiac MR: Getting the Numbers Right Wendy Strugnell, B.App.Sc. (MIT), FSMRT
The Prince Charles Hospital
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
10:25     Philips Healthcare - Corporate Meeting Sponsor Gerard O’ Leary, B.App.Sci.
10:35   MRI Cardiac Perfusion James C. Carr, M.D.
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, USA
11:05   Non-contrast CMR Debiao Li, Ph.D.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA
11:35     SMRT Annual Business Meeting  
12:05     Lunch  
      Forum 3: Proffered Papers – Originations of MR Innovation: Research Focus
      Moderator: Kendra Huber, B.S., R.T. (R)(M)(CT)(MR)  
12:50 President’s Award: Whole Brain Tractography Mapping Reveals Abnormal Structural Connections in Neuronal Heterotopia Shawna L. Farquharson, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Brain Research Institute
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
13:10   1st Place Research Focus Award: Discrimination of Various Calcium Compounds using Phase Images of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(permission withheld)
Tomoka Doi, B.Sc., R.T.
Okayama University
Okayama, Japan
13:20 2nd Place Research Focus Award: 2D T1-weighted TSE vs. 3D Merge in Carotid Artery Wall Imaging Sandra M. van den Berg-Faa˙, R.T. (MR)
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13:30 3rd Place Research Focus Award: Investigation of Spin-Echo T1 Contrast at 3T using 32-Channel Coil Renee S. Hill, R.T.
NINDS National Institutes of Health
Rockville, Maryland, USA
      Forum 4: Pediatric MR
      Moderator: Glenn Cahoon, B.App.Sc., Dip.Ed., MApp.Sc.
13:40 Stroke in the Pediatric Environment Michael Kean, R.T., FSMRT
Royal Children's Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14:30 MRI Assessment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Shreyas Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA
15:20     Break  
      Forum 5: MR Physics & Technology
      Moderator: Scott Dunn, R.T. (MR)
15:35 RF Coil & MR Hardware Robert V. Mulkern, Jr., Ph.D.
The Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
16:05 Reduction of Metal Artifacts Brian A. Hargreaves, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA
16:35 MR Protocol Optimization William Faulkner, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT
William Faulkner & Associates, LLC
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
17:05     Announcements/Close  
19:00     SMRT Reception - The Grand America Hotel  

Sunday, 21 April 2013, 07:45 – 16:45, Room 355 BCEF
(7.0 Category A CE Credits)

07:45     Welcome & Announcements Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc., MMRT, SMRT President 2013-2014
G. Barry Southers, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT Program Chair 2013
      Forum 6: Musculoskeletal MR
      Moderator: Vanessa Louise Orchard, DCR (R), PGDip.(NM)
08:00 Post-Operative Imaging of the Rotator Cuff Lynne S. Steinbach, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA
08:50     GE Healthcare - Corporate Meeting Sponsor
Humanizing MRI, One Innovation at a Time
Lloyd Estkowski, R.T. (R)(MR)
09:00 Optimization of Musculoskeletal MRI William B. Morrison, M.D.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
09:50     Break  
      Forum 7: Whole Body MR
      Moderator: Rhonda Walcarius, B.Sc., R.T. (R)(MR)
10:05 MR Elastography Abdomen/Liver Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
10:35 MR Enterography Kristan Harrington, M.B.A., R.T. (R)(MR)
Emory University School of Medicine
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
11:05 Whole Body DWI Winfried A. Willinek, M.D.
University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany
11:35     Lunch  
      Forum 8: Proffered Papers – Originations of MR Innovation: Clinical Focus
      Moderator: Sheryl Foster, MHSc. (MRI)  
12:20 1st Place Clinical Focus Award: Dixon Imaging of the Bone Marrow in Whole Body MRI Ian Simcock,  M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons)
Mount Vernon Hospital
Middlesex, United Kingdom
12:30 2nd Place Clinical Focus Award: Susceptibility Weighted Imaging: Clinical Significance and Limitations Kimberley Krueger, B.Sc., R.T. (MR)
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada
12:40 3rd Place Clinical Focus Award: The Electronic Medical Record: An Innovative Approach to Ensuring MRI Safety Amanda Golsch, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
12:50     SMRT Awards Presentation  
      Forum 9: Breast MR
      Moderator: Rosemary Fisher, R.T. (R)(CT)(MR)
13:30 Clinical Use of Breast MRI Christiane K. Kuhl, M.D., Ph.D.
University Aachen, RWTH
Aachen, Germany
14:00 MR Mammography: How Do They Do It? Carolyn Kaut Roth, R.T. (R)(MR)(CT)(M)(CV), FSMRT
Imaging Education Associates, LLC
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
14:30     Break  
      Forum 10: Recent Innovations in MR
      Moderator: Carol Lee, B.S., R.T. (R)(CT)(MR)
14:45 Companion Animal Imaging James J. Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
AnimalScan, LLC
Bethleham, Pennsylvannia, USA
15:15 UTE Imaging Emily McWalter, Ph.D., M.A.Sc.
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA
15:45 In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Characterize Changes in the Brain Chemistry Associated with Altitude Perry F. Renshaw, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
16:15 Perception in Medical Imaging Richard L. Ehman, M.D.
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
16:45     Announcements/Close  
ISMRM/SMRT Joint Forum:
The Safe & Ethical Scanning of Patients & Research Subjects
Monday, 22 April 2013, 14:15 – 16:15
(2.0 Category A CE Credits)

All SMRT 2-Day Annual Meeting Attendees may attend the Joint Forum.