2017 SMRT Annual Meeting Program
26th SMRT Annual Meeting
22-24 April 2017


Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA

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Friday, 21 April 2017 Registration, Poster Tour & Reception
14:00-20:00 Registration Area Opens
Pick up your meeting materials early & avoid the weekend lines!
17:00   Research and Clinical Poster Tour
Rooms 321-322
18:00   Research and Clinical Poster Presentations
Rooms 321-322
18:40   Educational Awards Ceremony
19:10   Networking Reception
20:00   Adjourn
Saturday, 22 April 2017
6.25 Category A CE credits
Program Hours: 08:00-17:30
Registration Hours: 06:30-18:00
08:00   Welcome & Announcements James Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT President 2016-2017
Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R), SMRT Program Chair 2017
Forum 1: Plenary Session
  Moderators: Vera Kimbrell, BS, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT and Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R)
08:10 Keynote: MRI: From the Past to the Present World of MRI Fingerprinting Mark Griswold, Ph.D.
08:55 Plenary: MRI and the Quest for Speed Kawin Setsompop, Ph.D.
09:40   Break
Forum 2: Cardiac
  Moderators: Wendy Strugnell, B.App.Sc., (MIT), FSMRT and Martin Sherriff, B.Appl.Sc., R.T. (MR)
10:00   Cardiac MRI in the Assessment of Pediatric and Neonatal Congenital Cardiac Disease: Current Challenges and Potential Solutions
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Vivek Muthurangu, M.D.


10:35 Myocardial Delayed Enhancement-Imaging Challenges Cindy Comeau, B.S., R.T. (N)(MR), FSMRT
11:10   2D vs. 4D Flow: Definition of Techniques and Clinical Applications
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James Carr, M.D.
11:40   SMRT Annual Business Meeting & Gavel (no CE credit)
11:55   Lunch
Forum 3: Proffered Papers
  Moderators: Su Liew, M.MR.Tech. and Sheryl Foster, MHlthSc., (MRS)(MRI)
12:55 President's Award: Short T2 Nerve Imaging using Vascular and Background Tissue Suppression in the Brachial Plexus at 3T Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc., Mst (MRI)
13:15 1st Place Clinical Focus Award: Developing a Protocol for Virtual Reality Preparation of Children Undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (no CE credit) Glenn Cahoon, M.App.Sc.
13:25 1st Place Research Focus Award: Pseudo Steady State (PSS) in 2D Fast spin Echo (FSE) Optimization for Image Resolution and Physiological Challenges and at 3T (no CE credit) Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc., Mst (MRI)
13:35   Break
Forum 4
Room 320
MRI Management Session
Moderators: Rhonda Walcarius, B.Sc., MRT (R)(MR) and Maureen Hood, Ph.D., RN, R.T. (MR), FSMRT, FAHA
13:45 The Transformation of Health Care: Value Driven Radiology?
Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
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Change Management: Do You Use the Carrot or the Stick?
Jeff Jahn, BAS, RT (R)(MR)
Great Leadership: Theories Behind Best Practice
Amanda Golsch, M.B.A., R.T. (R)(MR)

Parallel Sessions 1
Room 323

MRI Theory: From the Fundamentals to Advanced Imaging Applications
Moderators: Julie Strandt-Peay, BSM, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT and Katrin Koziel, R.T.
Refresher of MR Image Formation Principles
Donald McRobbie, Ph.D.
Introduction to Hardware
Martin J. Graves, Ph.D.
Introduction to Parallel Imaging and Simultaneous Multi-Slice Acquisition
Kawin Setsompop, Ph.D.
15:25   Break
Forum 5: Neuro
  Moderators: Barry Southers, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT and Helle Simonsen, (MRT), FSMRT
15:40 fMRI: From Acquisition to Analysis Stefan Sunaert, M.D., Ph.D.
16:15   Diamond Sponsor: GE Healthcare
(no CE credit)
Steve Lawson, (R)(MR)


16:25 DWI: From Acquisition to Analysis Alan Connelly, Ph.D.
17:00 Clinical Use of Diffusion MRI and fMRI for Presurgical Mapping Alberto Bizzi, M.D.
17:30   Announcements & Adjourn
  SMRT Welcome Reception
18:45-22:00 SMRT Social Function: Sky Waikiki
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Sunday, 23 April 2017
6.00 Category A CE credits
Program Hours: 08:00-17:30
Registration Hours: 07:00-18:30
08:00   Welcome & Announcements Titti Owman, (R)(CT)(MR), FSMRT, SMRT President 2017-2018
Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R), SMRT Program Chair 2017
Forum 6: MRI Safety
  Moderators: Anne Sawyer, BS, RT, (R)(MR), FSMRT and Karla Epperson, (R)(MR)
08:05   Diamond Sponsor: Philips Healthcare
(no CE credit)
Marius van Meel, B.Sc. (MR)(R)(N)(T)
08:15   MRI Issues for Implants and Devices
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Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., FACR, FACC, FISMRM
08:45 Implant Heating Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
09:15 An Update on FDA Reported Adverse Events and Safety Concerns for Medical Implants in the MRI Environment Sunder S. Rajan, Ph.D.


09:45   MRI Safety Forum: Panel Discussion
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Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., FACR, FACC, FISMRM
Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Sunder S. Rajan, Ph.D.
10:00   Break
Forum 7: T2* Imaging & Applications
  Moderators: Filip De Ridder, R.N. (T), FSMRT and Barry Southers, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
10:20 Clinical Applications of SWI Karen Tong, M.D.
10:55 Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping Diego Hernando, Ph.D.
11:30 The Role of MRI in Diagnosing and Monitoring of Multiple Sclerosis Klaus Schmierer, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00   Non-Educational Awards (no CE credit)
12:15   Lunch
Forum 8: Proffered Papers (no CE credit)
  Moderators: Martin Sherriff, B.Appl.Sc., R.T. (MR) and Jeremy Morrison, NDMDI, MHSc
13:05 2nd Place Clinical Focus Award: A Practical Approach to RESOLVE DWI in 3T Breast MR Imaging Michelle Aye Myat Myat Htun, B.P.Sc


13:15 2nd Place Research Focus Award: Effect of Multiband Acquisition on Temporal Signal to Noise Ratio (tSNR) at 3T Lori Talagala, R.T. (R)(MR)


13:25 3rd Place Clinical Focus Award: Simultaneous Bilateral MR Guided Breast Biopsies Tanya Lynn Wah Kan, M.R.T. (MR)(R)


13:35 3rd Place Research Focus Award: Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Techniques at 3 Tesla and 7 Tesla for Detection of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG) in IDH Mutant Gliomas Lisa Desiderio, A.A.R.T. (R)(MR)
13:45   Break
Forum 9
Room 320
Moderators: Kendra Huber, (R)(M)(CT)(MR) and Debra Singel, A.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
Approaches to Attenuation Correction in PET MRI
John Totman, Ph.D.
Current and Future Applications of PET/MRI: A Neuroradiological Perspective
Robert J. Witte, M.D.
Clinical Radiochemistry for Advancing PET-MRI
Frederick Chin, Ph.D.

Parallel Sessions 2
Room 323

MSK Imaging
Moderators: Kirsty Campbell, NDMDI, PG Dip (MRI) and Chris Kokkinos, B.App.Sc., Pg.Cert. (MRI)
MRI Imaging in the Presence of Metal
Alissa J. Burge, M.D.
MSK Tips
Megan Cromer, Ph.D., B.App.Sc. (Hons)
Advanced Quantitative MSK Imaging Techniques
Emily McWalter, Ph.D.
15:35   Break
Forum 10: MRI Applications & Advances
  Moderators: Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc., Mst (MRI) and Boel Hansson, (RT)(R)(CT)(MR)
15:50   Advances in Imaging the Developing Brain
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Patricia Ellen Grant, M.D.


16:25   Imaging of Neurodegeneration
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Adam Waldman, M.D., Ph.D.
17:00 Future Directions of MRI Michael Moseley, Ph.D.
17:30   Closing Remarks & Adjourn
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Monday, 24 April 2017
7.25 Category A CE credits
Registration Hours: 06:30-18:30

ISMRM Courses Accredited for Radiographers/Technologists
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All of the following sessions are included in an SMRT 3-day Meeting Registration!

Time Title Credits Room/Speaker
07:00 - 07:50 ISMRM Sunrise Session: Individualized Brain MRI: Building a Neurosurgical Planning Toolbox   Room 313BC
       •  Fiber Tractography for Practical Neurosurgical Application 0.25 Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R)
       •  Functional MRI for Practical Neurosurgical Application 0.25 Vivek Prabhakaran, M.D., Ph.D.
08:15 - 10:15 ISMRM-SMRT Joint Forum: Assessing Implant Safety: In The Clinic Now, and as the Field Strength Rises
This course is also included with the 2-Day SMRT Meeting Registration
  Room 311
       •  Introduction to MRI Safety 0.50 Vera Kimbrell, BS, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
       •  How Implant Safety is Evaluated 0.50 Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., FACR, FACC, FISMRM
       •  Implant Safety at Ultra High Field 0.50 Stuart Clare, Ph.D.
       •  Building an MRI Safety Program 0.50 Bernd Ittermann, Ph.D.
10:45 - 12:15

Note: 10:45-11:15
ISMRM Society Awards

ISMRM Plenary: Gadolinium Deposition   Plenary Hall
     •  Gadolinium Safety & Deposition: Past, Present & Future 0.25 Michael F. Tweedle, Ph.D.
     •  Gd Safety & Deposition: Impact on Practice, European Perspective 0.25 Harriet C. Thöny, M.D.
     •  How Does Gd Enter the Brain, When BBB is Intact? 0.25 Shinji Naganawa, M.D.
13:45 - 15:45 Advanced Imaging of Pain   Room 316A
       •  Advanced Multimodal Spine Imaging 0.50 Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.
       •  MR Imaging of Brachial Plexus 0.50 Kimberly K. Amrami, M.D.
       •  Current Concepts on MR Neurography 0.50 Gustav Andreisek, M.D.
       •  MR US Fusion Guided Intervention for Pain Syndromes 0.50 Christopher J. Burke, M.B.B.C.H.
16:15 - 18:15 Multiple Sclerosis: State of the Field in 2017   Room 315
       •  Pathology of Multiple Sclerosis 0.50 Bruce D. Trapp, Ph.D.
       •  Role of MR in MS Diagnosis and Management 0.50 Yukio Miki, M.D., Ph.D.
       •  Role of MR in MS Clinical Trials 0.50 Anthony Traboulsee, M.D.
       •  Advanced MR Techniques for Characterization of MS Pathology in Brain and Spine 0.50 Claudia A. Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Ph.D.
16:15 - 18:15 Pelvic MR Imaging   Room 316A
       •  Gynecologic MRI: Prognostication, Treatment Planning, and Treatment Response 0.50 Kaori Togashi, M.D., Ph.D.
       •  Prostate MRI Image Interpretation 0.50 Jurgen Fütterer, M.D., Ph.D.
       •  Rectal Cancer-Shifting Paradigms - Predicting Complete Pathologic Response and Facilitating Non-Operative Management 0.50 Marc Gollub, M.D.
       •  MR Urography 0.50 Bobby Kalb, M.D.
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