History of the SMRT

1990

  • SMRI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.: Following a technologist educational seminar, an interest was expressed in starting an MR society/section for technologists.
  • SMRM Annual Meeting in New York: A business meeting was held with 18 MR technologists (the original SMRT Steering Committee) from across the nation headed by Dr. John Crues from Santa Barbara, California, and Dr. Herbert Kressel, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Committees were started to include Membership, Bylaws, Nominating, Education, and Program.
  • RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago: The SMRT Steering Committee met and approved a set of bylaws for the SMRM/SMRI technologists. November also saw the beginning for the merger of the SMRM and SMRI technologists joint venture.

1991

  • SMRI Annual Meeting in Chicago: The merger between SMRM and SMRI technologists begins as a joint venture between the two societies. The need for a newsletter is recognized and a committee was put together to produce a newsletter.
  • SMRM Annual Meeting in San Francisco: SMRT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the SMRM. SMRT Steering Committee members met with newly elected officers. William Faulkner elected as first President of SMRT, Carolyn Kaut-Watson, elected as President-Elect, Lori (Irrilli) Talagala elected Secretary, and Swapen Sen elected Treasurer. The members of the Steering Committee were selected as nominees for the first SMRT Policy Board members.
  • The first SMRT newsletter was published.
  • Dr. Crues and Dr. Kressel are presented with the first Crues-Kressel Award for outstanding achievements in MR technologist education.

1992

  • SMRI Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California: SMRT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with SMRI. SMRT Policy Board voted on SMRT logo and newsletter title. Carolyn Kaut-Watson presided as the second SMRT President. Nanette Keck became the first editor of the Signals newsletter.
  • Election of Carolyn Pickett as President-Elect, along with the election of 15 new Policy Board members. (Decision that Policy Board would run for three years, but since the first fifteen came into office together, five would serve in office for one year, five for two years, and five for three years. Subsequent Policy Board Members would all serve for three years.)
  • Third newsletter published, Signals, with the new SMRT logo.
  • SMRM Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany: SMRT held a technologist workshop in English and German in Berlin in conjunction with the SMRM.
  • Northwest Regional Seminar held in Seattle, Washington, Pam Tazioli, Chair.
  • Northeast Regional Seminar held in Boston, Massachusetts, Carolyn Pickett, Chair.
  • South Central Regional Seminar held in Dallas, Texas, Rita Clemons, Chair.

1993

  • Signals newsletter becomes a quarterly issue.
  • SMRI Annual Meeting in San Francisco: SMRT Technologist Workshop held in conjunction with the SMRI Annual Meeting.
  • Southeast Regional Seminar held in Atlanta, Georgia, Donna Underwood, Chair.
  • North Central Regional Seminar held in Chicago, Illinois, Darlene King, Chair.
  • SMRM Annual Meeting held in New York. SMRT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with SMRM. Second Crues-Kressel Award presented to Julie Strandt. The first President’s Award for the best abstract paper was presented to Maureen Ainslie.
  • South Central Regional Seminar held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dottie Olivera, Chair.
  • Southwest Regional Seminar held in Los Angeles, California, Bobby Keane, Chair.
  • Northeast Regional Seminar held in Washington, D.C., Kelly Baron, Chair.
  • First SMRT local chapter formed, Atlanta Local Chapter, organized by Donna O’Brien.

1994

  • The Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging officially merge as one Society.
  • SMRT Iowa Local Chapter formed, organized by Kimberly Cartledge.
  • SMRI Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas: SMRT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the SMRI. Carolyn Pickett is the third SMRT President. Frank Shellock, Ph.D., is presented with the third Crues-Kressel Award. President’s Award winner for best abstract paper is Bobbie Burrow.
  • SMRT Los Angeles North Local Chapter formed, organized by Vickie Musliner.
    Northeast Regional Seminar held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a joint conference with the Association of Educators in Radiological Sciences, Carolyn Watson, Chair.
  • Southeast Regional Seminar held in Miami, Florida, Danny Lobo, Chair.
  • SMRT/European Joint Conference held in London, England, with the British Association of MR Radiographers, David MacManus & Phillipa Graves, Co-Chairs.
  • SMRM Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California: SMRT Northwest Regional Seminar held in conjunction with the SMRM Annual Meeting, Anne Sawyer, Chair.
  • SMRT Central Illinois Local Chapter formed, organized by Gary Evans.
  • North Central Regional Seminar held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nanette Keck, Chair.
  • President’s Regional held in Boston, Massachusetts, Carolyn Pickett, Chair.
  • Central Regional Seminar held at Iowa City, Iowa, Heidi Berns, Chair.
  • SMRT Oklahoma Local Chapter formed, organized by Jesse Thomas.
  • SMRT Greater Kansas City Local Chapter formed, organized by Rick Stubbs.

1995

  • Robin Greene-Avison becomes the Signals newsletter editor.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in McLean, Virginia. Luann Culbreth takes office as the fourth SMRT President, Nanette Keck begins her term as Secretary, and William Faulkner begins his term as Treasurer. Christine Harris is presented with the Crues-Kressel Award. President’s Award winner for best abstract paper is John Wells.
  • Northeast Regional Seminar held in New Jersey, Stan Smorra & Judy Smagular, Co-Chairs.
  • North Central Regional Seminar held in Springfield, Illinois, Gary Evans & Karen Pary, Co-Chairs.
  • Southwest Regional Seminar held in Phoenix, Arizona, Kevin King, Chair.President’s Regional held in Dallas, Texas, Luann Culbreth, Chair.
  • SMRT Midwest Local Chapter (Wichita, Kansas) formed, organized by Kathy Van Asdale.

1996

  • South Central Regional Seminar held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, hosted by the Oklahoma Local Chapter, Jesse Thomas, Chair.
  • North Central Regional Seminar held in Boise, Idaho, Lorrie Kelley & Mike Czech, Co-Chairs.
  • Northeast Regional Seminar held in Boston, Massachusetts, Maureen Ainslie, Chair.
  • Gregory Wheeler becomes the Signals newsletter editor.
  • Society of Magnetic Resonance is officially changed to International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in New York, New York, in conjunction with the ISMRM. Karol Handrahan takes office as the fifth SMRT President. Carolyn Roth presented with the Crues-Kressel Award. The President’s Award is presented to Jim Garrison for the best abstract paper. Poster Awards were presented to Gary Evans & Karen Pary, First Place; Lee Cohen, Second Place; Vern Terry, Cecil Hayes & Mark Mathis, Third Place.
  • Midwest Regional Seminar held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Julie Strandt-Peay, Chair.
  • Western Regional Seminar held in Travis, California, Bernadette Quinn, Chair.
  • SMRT North Texas Local Chapter formed, organized by Rita Clemons.
  • SMRT Los Angeles North Chapter dissolved.

1997

  • SMRT accepted as a member of the Associated Sciences Consortium of the RSNA. Luann Culbreth will serve as the SMRT representative to the Associated Sciences.
  • Northwest Regional Seminar held in Kirkland, Washington, Vern Terry & Raymond Cruz, Co-Chairs.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in conjunction with the ISMRM. Kelly Baron takes office as the sixth SMRT President. The Crues-Kressel Award presented to Robin Greene-Avison. President’s Award presented to Richard Nibbs for the best abstract paper. Poster Awards presented to: Susan Blank, First Place; Bobbi Lewis, Second Place; Amanda Brennan, Third Place.
  • Karol Handrahan becomes editor of the Signals newsletter.
  • Northeast Regional Seminar held in Baltimore, Maryland, Karol Handrahan, Chair.
  • Southeast Regional Seminar held in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the Atlanta Local Chapter, Donna O’Brien, Chair.
  • President’s Regional held in Royal Oak, Michigan, Kelly Baron, Chair.
  • Midwest Regional Seminar held in Madison, Wisconsin, Cindy Ellingson, Patti Ethridge & Barb Vanderwerff.
  • South Central Regional Seminar held in Dallas, Texas, hosted by the North Texas Local Chapter, Rita Clemons, Chair.
  • North Central Regional Seminar held in Springfield, Illinois, hosted by the Illinois Local Chapter, Stephen Emmerich, Corey Clayton & Matt DeFreezer, Co-Chairs.
  • Northeast Regional Seminar held in Portland, Maine, Jennifer Sherwood & James Gerber, Co-Chairs.

1998

  • SMRT publishes the first Home Study Educational Seminars available only to members of the SMRT, “Functional MRI: Capabilities and Limitations.” Kelly Baron is Editor of the Educational Seminars.
  • Annual Meeting held in Sydney, Australia in conjunction with the ISMRM. Anne Sawyer-Glover takes office as the Seventh SMRT President, Heidi Berns begins her term as Secretary, Karol Handrahan begins her term as Treasurer. Emanuel Kanal, MD is awarded with the Crues & Kressel Award. President’s Award is presented to Maureen Hood for the best abstract paper. Poster awards were presented to: Joji Kato, First Place; Anne Dorte Blankholm, Second Place; Karen Bove Bettis, Third Place.
  • June-Lorrie Kelley becomes the editor for the Signals Newsletter.
  • SMRT and Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences held a Joint Regional Seminar, “Hot Topics in MRI” in Bethesda, Maryland; co-chaired by Maureen Hood and Dr. Vincent Ho.
  • Atlanta Regional Seminar hosted by Atlanta Local Chapter-Donna O’Brien, Bobbie Burrow and William Faulkner-Co-Chairs.
  • Rhode Island Regional Seminar held in Warwick, Rhode Island-Charles Deschamps-Chair.
  • Pennsylvania Regional Seminar held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-John Posh-Chair
  • SMRT was invited to attend the Health Professionals Network (HPN) meeting held in Portland, Oregon.
  • The second Home Study Educational Seminar is published, “Concepts in MR Physics”
  • SMRT updates their Web Site and moves it to the ISMRM/SMRT Central Office, William Faulkner is web editor, Roberta Kravitz is the web designer. The new web address is www.ismrm.org/smrt
  • SMRT participates in the RSNA Associated Sciences Workshop and Refresher Course held in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Awards Committee was approved by SMRT Members as a standing committee, chaired by the Past President. The Awards Committee will oversee the selection of the Crues-Kressel Award, Distinguished Service Award, Fellow of the Section and Honorary Membership.

1999

  • The third Home Study Educational Seminar is published, “Considerations in Low Field MRI.”
  • President’s Regional held in Woodland Hills, California – President Anne Sawyer-Glover and James Hamilton, Co-Chairs.
  • The fourth Home Study Educational Seminar is published, “Directions in Basic Cardiac Imaging.”
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the ISMRM. Julie Strandt-Peay takes office as President. Karol Handrahan resigns as Treasurer, John Koveleski will complete Karol Handrahan’s term as Treasurer. Charles Deschamps is awarded with the Crues & Kressel Award. President’s Award is presented to Cheryl Johnson for the best abstract paper. Poster awards were presented to Ho NamKoong, First Place; Scott Kurdilla, Second Place; Bobbi Lewis, Third Place.
  • The fifth Home Study Educational Seminar is published, “Directions in Advanced Cardiac Imaging.”
  • Northeast Fall Regional Seminar held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hosted by Denise Davis and Joanne Hoener, Co-Chairs.
  • South Central Fall Regional Seminar held in Austin, Texas, hosted by Jo Buntrock, Rita Clemons and John Morris. North
  • Central Fall Regional held in Collinsville, Illinois, hosted by Patrick Murphy and Linda Smith, Co-Chairs.
  • Northeast Regional Seminar held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, hosted by John Posh, Sharon Kemmerer, and Mark Perna, Co-Chairs.
  • The sixth Home Study Educational Seminar is published, “The Basics of Magnetic Resonance Angiography.”
  • SMRT participates in the RSNA Associated Sciences Workshop and Refresher Course held in Chicago, Illinois.

2000

  • Northwest Regional Seminar held in Seattle, Washington, hosted by Denise Echelard, Linda Martin and Vern Terry.
  • The seventh Home Study Educational Seminar is published, “Introduction to Spectroscopy.”
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Denver, Colorado in conjunction with the ISMRM. Robin Greene-Avison takes office as President. Kelly Baron is awarded with the Crues & Kressel Award. President’s Award is presented to Inge M. Carstens, Essen, Germany for the best proffered paper. For the first time the Education and Program Committee awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards for Research and Clinical Focus Proffered Papers and Posters. Oral Proffered papers were awarded to: Clinical Focus-Catherine Callahan,1st Place; Karen Bove Bettis, 2nd Place; Jane Francis, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Bobbie Burrow, 1st Place; Julie Strandt-Peay, 2nd Place; Ingrid Erikstad, 3rd Place. Poster awards were presented to: Clinical Focus-Scott Kurdilla, 1st Place; Denise Davis, 2nd Place; Silke Bosk, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Bobbi Lewis, 1st Place; John Posh, 2nd Place; Julie (Sims) Lowe, 3rd Place.
  • ISMRM approves the sponsorship of German translation of the “Functional MRI: Capabilities and Limitations” Home Study for SMRT German members and the ISMRM German Chapter.
  • The President’s Regional Seminar held in Madison, Wisconsin, hosted by Julie Strandt-Peay.
  • The eighth Home Study Educational Seminar is published, ” Renal MR Imaging.”
  • Northeast Regional Seminar held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hosted by Denise Davis and Jennifer Petruski.
  • The ninth Home Study is published, “A Primer on MR Pulse Sequences.”
  • ISMRM/SMRT Workshop on Ultrafast MR Imaging presented in Essen, Germany in collaboration with the ISMRM German Chapter.
  • North Central Regional Seminar held in Chicago, Illinois, hosted by Denise Davis and Judy Wood.
  • New England Regional Seminar held in Providence, Rhode Island, hosted by Charles Deschamps, Lynn Fanella and Cathy Sullivan.
  • The tenth Home Study Educational Seminar is published, “Artifacts Encountered in Abdominal MRI.”

2001

  • The eleventh Home Study is published, “Safety Aspects in MRI.”
  • The SMRT Annual Meeting is held jointly with the British Association of MR Radiographers (BAMRR) in conjunction with ISMRM and ESMRMB in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Cindy Hipps is Co-Program Chair with Muriel Cockburn (BAMRR) and Education Chair is Karen Bove Bettis. Heidi Berns takes office as President, Anne Sawyer-Glover takes office as Treasurer and William Faulkner takes office as Secretary. Anne Sawyer-Glover is awarded the Crues and Kressel Award. Luann Culbreth and William Faulkner are presented with Fellow of the Section Awards. President’s Award is presented to Cindy Comeau for the best proffered paper. Oral Proffered papers were awarded to: Clinical Focus-Duncan Thorn,1st Place; Jane Ho, 2nd Place; Silke Bosk, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Catherine Callahan, 1st Place; Paule Samson, 2nd Place; John Christopher, 3rd Place. Poster awards were presented to: Clinical Focus-Richard Niemczura, 1st Place; Cindy Comeau, 2nd Place; Per Arvid Steen, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Maria Navajas, 1st Place; Julia Lowe, 2nd Place; Byung-Rae Park,3rd Place.
  • Lorrie Kelly, SMRT Signals Editor for three years rolls off the SMRT Board. Julie Strandt-Peay is the new Signals Editor. Kelly Baron continues as editor of the Home Study “SMRT Educational Seminars.”
  • Eastern Regional Seminar held in Bethesda, Maryland, hosted by Bobbi Lewis and Karen Bove-Bettis.
  • The twelfth Home Study is published, “Directions in MRI of the Liver.”
  • Northeast Regional Seminar held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hosted by Denise Davis and Scott Kurdilla.
  • South Central Regional Seminar held in Salt Lake City, Utah, co-chaired by Nanette Keck, Jeannette Francis and Judy Sheffield.
  • The thirteenth Home Study is published, ” MR Techniques in the Evaluation of the Uterus.”
  • President’s Regional Seminar held in Coralville, Iowa, hosted by SMRT President, Heidi Berns, Co-Chair Stephen Baker.
  • The German translation of the “Functional MRI: Capabilities and Limitations” Home Study was sent to a Siemens representative for distribution in Germany. Copies were also sent to the ISMRM German Chapter technologist group, Essen, Germany.
  • The fourteenth Home Study is published, “Fundamental Principles for MR Imaging of the Brain.” MRI Devices Corporation is the new sponsor for the support in publishing the Home Study for one year.

2002

  • The “Safety Aspects in MRI” is approved by the SMRT/ISMRM for the second German translated Home Study.
  • The 15th Home Study is published, “Atlas of Cranial Neuroanatomy.”
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Honolulu, Hawaii in conjunction with the ISMRM. Gina Greenwood is Program Chair and Cindy Hipps is Education Chair. John Koveleski takes office as President. President’s Award is presented to Marcela Montequin for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Eva Wembacher,1st Place; Frank Londy, 2nd Place; David Stanley, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Julie Strandt-Peay, 1st Place; Catherine Callahan, 2nd Place; Anne Dorte Blankholm, 3rd Place. Poster awards were presented to: Clinical Focus-Cindy Comeau,1st Place; Rhonda Walcarius, 2nd Place; Catherine Callahan, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Richard Niemczura, 1st Place; Julie Lowe, 2nd Place; Anne Dorte Blankholm, 3rd Place. Kelly Baron and Julie Strandt-Peay are presented with Fellow of the Section Awards. Carolyn Roth is presented with the first Honorary Member Award. Donna O’Brien is presented with the first Distinguished Service Award. Anne Sawyer-Glover on behalf of SMRT organized and presented its first inaugural forum on MR Safety for the ISMRM Scientific Meeting.
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar was held in Utica, New York, hosted by Mark Spooner.
  • The 16th Home Study is published, “MRI of the Ankle and Foot.”
  • The German translation of the “Safety Aspects in MRI” Home Study was sent to a Siemens representative in Germany for distribution. Copies were also sent to the ISMRM German Chapter technologist group located in Essen, Germany.
  • The Southeast Regional Seminar held in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the SMRT Atlanta Local Chapter; Co-chaired by Donna O’Brien, Carolyn Brown and Bobbie Burrow.
  • The first Eastern Canada Regional Seminar held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, organized by Laurian Rohoman and co-chaired by Louise Gaudreau and Marian Stern.
  • The 17th Home Study is published, “MR Imaging of the Breast.”
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, co-chaired by Denise Davis and Joanne Hoener.
  • The 18th Home Study is published, “Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of the Brain.” MRI Devices Corporation continues the support in publishing the Home Study for another year.
  • SMRT Member Brochure mailed to the 10,000 ARRT MR list (CE accredited due to home studies listed)

2003

  • SMRT begins hosting the MRI Technologist List Server for all MR technologists. The List serve originated from Richard Helsper at Duke University.
  • The 19th Home Study is published, “Directions in MRA of the Abdominal Aorta and Lower Extremities.”
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in conjunction with the ISMRM was postponed until July due to the World Health Organization’s travel advisory to Toronto due to the SAR’s outbreak.
  • The 20th Home Study is published “Fundamental Principles of MR Imaging of the Head, Neck, and Spine.” Anne Sawyer-Glover was approved by the Executive Committee to become the Educational Seminars Home Study editor. Kelly Baron and Anne Sawyer-Glover will work in tandem throughout the rest of the year to complete home studies already in progress.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in conjunction with the ISMRM. Laurian Rohoman is Program Chair and Julie Lowe is Education Chair. Maureen Ainslie takes office as President. President’s Award is presented to Eva Wembacher for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Mercedes Pereyra,1st Place; Claudio Arena, 2nd Place; Eva Wembacher, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Heather Ducie, 1st Place; Jane Francis, 2nd Place (Tie); Wendy Strugnell, 2nd Place (Tie). Poster awards were presented to: Clinical Focus-David Stanley, 1st Place; Sandra Massing, 2nd Place; and David Stanley, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Renee Hill, 1st Place; Karen Bove Bettis, 2nd Place Tie; and Randy Earnest, 2nd Place Tie. Gregory Brown is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Robin Greene-Avison is presented with Fellow of the Section Awards. Frank Shellock is presented with the second Honorary Member Award. Richard Helsper is presented with the second Distinguished Service Award. Nanette Keck on behalf of SMRT organized and presented the second SMRT Forum on MR Purchase Decisions for the ISMRM Scientific Meeting.
  • The South Central Regional Seminar held in Salt Lake City, Utah, co-chaired by Nanette Keck and Jeannette Pay.
  • The Southeast Regional Seminar held in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the SMRT Atlanta Local Chapter; Co-chaired by Donna O’Brien, Carolyn Brown, and Bobbie Burrow.
  • The Northwest Regional Seminar held in Seattle, Washington, co-chaired by Denise Echelard, John McCloskey, and Vern Terry.
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, co-chaired by Denise Davis and Jennifer Petruski.
  • The 21st Home Study is published, “Advances in Interventional MRI.”
  • The President’s Regional Seminar held in Durham, North Carolina hosted by Maureen Ainslie.
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by Shields MRI, co-chaired by Vera Miller and Karen Rich.
  • The 22nd Home Study is published, “Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of the Pediatric Brain.”

2004

  • The North Central Regional Seminar held in Cleveland, Ohio co-chaired by Julie Low, John Dillinger and Virginia Reilly.
  • After six years of publishing the Home Study, Kelly Baron turns over the editorship of the Home Study to Anne Sawyer-Glover for a term of five years.
  • The 23rd Home Study is published, “The Role of Neuroimaging in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.”
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, co-chaired by Linda Varnis, Megan Mullen, and Mark Perna.
  • The Eastern Canada Regional Seminar held in Ottawa, Ontario, co-chaired by Rick Heroux and Eric Murray.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Kyoto, Japan in conjunction with the ISMRM. James Stuppino is Program Chair and Julie Lowe is Education Chair. Cindy Hipps takes office as President. President’s Award is presented to Eric L. Douglas for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Mercedes Pereyra,1st Place; Sandra Massing, 2nd Place; Sandra Massing, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Caron Murray, 1st Place; Joanne Muldoon, 2nd Place; Helle Juhl Simonsen, 3rd Place. Poster awards were presented to: Clinical Focus-Yvonne Van der Meulen, 1st Place; Karen Bove Bettis, 2nd Place; and David Stanley, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Caron Murray, 1st Place; Paula Rowser, 2nd Place; and Kara Baczkowski, 3rd Place. Luann Culbreth is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Carolyn Roth and Heidi Berns are presented with Fellow of the Section Awards. Emanual Kanal, M.D. is presented with the third Honorary Member Award. Kelly Baron is presented with the third Distinguished Service Award. John Christopher on behalf of SMRT organized and presented the second SMRT Forum on “Managing MR Artifacts and Pitfalls” for the ISMRM Scientific Meeting.
  • The 24th Home Study is published, “Cardiovascular MRI: Update 1.”
  • The Southeast Regional Seminar held in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the SMRT Atlanta Local Chapter; co-chaired by Carolyn Brown, Bobbie Burrow and Donna O’Brien. The Northeast Regional Seminar held in New York, New York, co-chaired by Cindy R. Comeau and Carol Finn.
  • The 25th Home Study is published, “K-Space in the Clinic.”
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Boston, Massachusetts, co-chaired by Carolyn Bonaceto and Michael Dunlap.
  • The President’s Regional Seminar held in Charleston, South Carolina, chaired by Cindy Hipps, SMRT President.
  • The West Regional Seminar held in Stanford, California, co-chaired by Anne Sawyer-Glover and Jane Johnson.
  • The 26thHome Study is published, “MR Imaging and Spectroscopy of the Prostate.”

2005

  • The SMRT is recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM). This will enable the SMRT to accredit their meetings and home studies as well as continuing education credit for other MR organizations.
  • The Northwest Regional Seminar held in Renton, Washington, California, co-chaired by Denise Echelard and Vern Terry.
  • The twenty-seventh Home Study is published, “Atlas of Knee Anatomy”.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Miami Beach, Florida in conjunction with the ISMRM. Nanette Keck is Program Chair and John Christopher is Education Chair. Karen Bove Bettis takes office as President. President’s Award is presented to John Totman for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Filip DeRidder,1st Place (Tie); David Stanley, 1st Place (Tie); Hina Jaggi, 2nd Place; Jane Johnson, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Hina Jaggi, 1st Place; Heather Ducie, 2nd Place; Renee Hill, 3rd Place. Poster awards were presented to: Clinical Focus-Cindy Comeau 1st Place; Susan Crisp, 2nd Place; and JoAnn Bromley, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Maureen Hood, 1st Place; John Totman, 2nd Place; and Alexander Leemans, 3rd Place. William Faulkner is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Michael Kean and Anne Sawyer-Glover are presented with Fellow of the Section Awards. Todd Frederick on behalf of SMRT organized and presented the third SMRT Forum on “Optimizing Pulse Sequences and Protocols” for the ISMRM Scientific Meeting.
  • The twenty-eighth Home Study is published, “Cardiovascular MRI: Update II”. The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Syracuse, New York, chaired by Mark Spooner.
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, co-chaired by Denise Davis and Jennifer Petruski.
  • The Southeast Regional Seminar held in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the SMRT Atlanta Local Chapter; co-chaired by Carolyn Brown, Bobbie Burrow and Donna O’Brien.
  • The Eastern Canada Regional Seminar held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, co-chaired by Caron Murray, Joanne Muldoon and Garry Detzler.
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar held in New York, New York, co-chaired by Cindy Comeau and Carol Finn.
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Boston, Massachusetts, co-chaired by Carolyn Bonaceto, Patricia Devine, John Shirosky, and Paul Wilson.
  • The twenty-ninth Home Study is published, “Update: Safety in MR Examination”.
  • The West Regional Seminar held in Stanford, California, co-chaired by Maureen Ainslie and Anne Sawyer-Glover.
  • The thirtieth Home Study is published, “Parallel MR Imaging”.

2006

  • The President’s Regional Seminar held in Charlottesville, Virginia, co-chaired by Karen Bove Bettis, John Christopher, Charles Stanley, and Laurian Rohoman hosted by the Central Virginia Chapter.
  • The thirty-first Home Study is published, “MRI of Breast Cancer: Update 1”
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Seattle, Washington in conjunction with the ISMRM. Todd Frederick is Program Chair and Carolyn Bonaceto is Education Chair. Cindy Comeau takes office as President. President’s Award is presented to Caron Murray for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Carol Beehler, 1st Place; Filip De Ridder, 2nd Place; Shari Stewart, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Marcela Montequin, 1st Place; Hina Jaggi, 2nd Place; Joon Ho Hwang, 3rd Place. Poster awards were presented to: Clinical Focus-Cindy Comeau 1st Place; Cristine Mancini, 2nd Place; and Michelle Garcis, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Susan Ryan, 1st Place; Julie Strandt-Peay, 2nd Place; and Anne Marie Sawyer, 3rd Place. Maureen Hood is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Maureen Ainslie and Bobbie Burrow are presented with Fellow of the Section Awards. Julie Strandt-Peay is presented with the Distinguished Service Award. Anne Marie Sawyer is presented with the Honorary Member Award. Bobbi Lewis on behalf of SMRT organized and presented the fourth SMRT/ISMRM Joint Forum on “Imaging of the Mother, Fetus, and Newborn” for the ISMRM Scientific Meeting.
  • The thirty-second Home Study is published, “MRI Atlas of the Shoulder.”
  • The South Carolina SMRT Local Chapter hosted the Southeast Regional Seminar held in Greenville, South Carolina, co-chaired by Melonee Elrod, Cindy Hipps, Carol Lee, and Wendy Porter.
  • The Eastern Canada Regional Seminar held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and by video conference with Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Toronto Regional was co-chaired by Garry Detzler, Caron Murray, Rhonda Walcarius and in Montreal, chaired by Laurian Rohoman.
  • The Australia/New Zealand SMRT Chapter hosted a two-day 1st Annual Meeting held in Brisbane, Australia, co-chaired by Wendy Strugnell, Ben Kennedy and Dominic Kennedy.
  • The thirty-third Home Study is published, “Exploring Magnetic Field Strengths: Challenges and Opportunities.”
  • The thirty-fourth Home Study is published, “MR of the Breast: Update 2.”

2007

  • The thirty-fifth Home Study is published, “MR Imaging of Perfusion.”
  • The New England Regional Seminar held in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by the SMRT New England Chapter, co-chaired by Carolyn Bonaceto, Janice Fairhurst, and John Shirosky.
  • The President’s Regional held in New York, New York, by SMRT President, Cindy Comeau, co-chaired with Carol Finn.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with the ISMRM. Vera Miller is Program Chair and Carolyn Bonaceto is Education Chair. Carolyn Bonaceto takes office as President. The President’s Award is presented to Michael Kean for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Cindy Comeau, 1st Place; Kai Reiter 2nd Place; and Kai Reiter, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Jay Neadles, 1st Place; Seong-Phil Go, 2nd Place; Toni Cormier, 3rd Place (Tie), and KellyAnne McGorty, 3rd Place (Tie). Poster awards were presented to: Clinical Focus-Susan Crisp 1st Place; Alain Thoeni, 2nd Place; and Birayet Ucan, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Caron Murray, 1st Place; Caron Murray, 2nd Place; and Anne Dorte Blankholm, 3rd Place.
    Greg Brown and Cindy Hipps are presented with Fellow of the Section Awards. Julia Lowe is presented with the Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Michael Moseley is presented with the Honorary Member Award. Charles Stanley and Cindy Comeau on behalf of SMRT organized and presented the fifth SMRT/ISMRM Joint Forum on “Preparing for MRI and MR Guided Interventions” for the ISMRM 15th Scientific Meeting.
    August- The thirty-sixth Home Study is published, “MR Imaging Artifacts: Appearance, Causes & Cure.”
  • The John Koveleski Memorial Regional Educational Seminar was held in Hershey, Pennsylvania, co-chaired with Robin Kline and John Posh.
  • The Southeast Regional Seminar held in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the SMRT Atlanta Local Chapter; co-chaired by Carolyn Brown, Bobbie Burrow and Donna O’Brien.
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Syracuse, New York, chaired by Mark Spooner.
  • The Eastern Canada Regional Seminar held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, co-chaired by Kathleen Mailly, Laurian Rohoman and Lyne Santello. Video-conference to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, co-chaired by Anna Kirilova and Nancy Talbot.
  • The thirty-seventh Home Study is published, “Techniques in Cardiovascular MR Imaging.”
    The Northeast Regional Seminar held in Baltimore, Maryland, chaired by Carlos Portillo.
  • The President’s Regional Seminar held in Mashantucket, Connecticut, hosted by the New England Local Chapter, co-chaired by Carolyn Bonaceto, SMRT President, Maryanne Blaine, Janice Fairhurst, and Vera Miller.
  • The Australia/New Zealand SMRT Chapter hosted a two-day 2nd Annual Meeting held in Melbourne, Australia, co-chaired by Michael Kean and Michael Macilquham.
  • The thirty-eighth Home Study is published, “Update: MRI of the Brain.”

2008

  • The North Central Regional Seminar held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, co-chaired by Becky Ruiter and Ronald Skorstad.
  • The Rocky Mountain Regional Seminar held in Denver, Colorado, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Local Chapter, co-chaired by Tamara Greer and Betsy Sestina.
  • The European Regional Seminar held in Arhus, Denmark, co-chaired by Anne Dorte Blankholm, Titti Owman, and Dora Ziedler.
  • The thirty-ninth Home Study is published, “Update: Musculoskeletal MRI.”
  • The South Carolina SMRT Local Chapter hosted the Southeast Regional Seminar held in Greenville, South Carolina, co-chaired by Melonee Elrod, Cindy Hipps, Carol Lee, Sheryl Peace, and Wendy Porter.
  • The 1st BeNeLux Regional Seminar (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) is held in Brussel, Belgium, chaired by Filip DeRidder.
  • The fortieth Home Study is published, “Contrast Media in MRI Examinations.”
  • SMRT Annual Meeting held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in conjunction with the ISMRM. Anna Kirilova, Caron Murray, and Nancy Talbot are Program co-chairs and Sonja Robb-Belville is Education Chair. Wendy Strugnell takes office as President. The President’s Award is presented to Violet Chua for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Zahid Latif, 1st Place; Susan Ryan, 2nd Place; and Theresa Richardson, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Barry Southers, 1st Place; Brandy Reed, 2nd Place (Tie); John Totman, 2nd Place (Tie), and Caron Murray. 3rd Place. Poster awards were presented to: Clinical Focus-David Stanley, 1st Place; Frank Stadie, 2nd Place; and Steven Williams, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Caron Murray, 1st Place; Jeannette Black, 2nd Place; and Hina Jaggi, 3rd Place. Maureen Ainslie is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Julia Lowe is presented with the Fellow of the Section Award. Heidi Berns and Laurian Rohomon is presented with the Distinguished Service Award. David Stanley and Cindy Comeau on behalf of SMRT organized and presented the sixth SMRT/ISMRM Joint Forum on “Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis-A Multidisciplinary and Global Issue” for the ISMRM 16th Scientific Meeting.
  • The 2nd Annual John Koveleski Memorial Regional Educational Seminar was held in Hershey, Pennsylvania, co-chaired with Robin Kline and John Posh.
  • The forty-first Home Study is published, “MRI of the Head and Neck at 3T.”
  • The first Electronic Home Study, Volume E-1, Number 1, is published on the SMRT Website, “Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Cardiovascular Devices.” Members can now take the post-quiz of the Home Studies on-line and receive CE credits via e-mail.
  • The Northwest Regional Seminar held in Seattle, Washington, chaired by Denise Echelard.
  • The BeNeLux Chapter held a MR Mammography Seminar in Brussels, Belgium.
  • The New England Regional Seminar held in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by the New England Local Chapter, co-chaired by Maryann Blaine, Carolyn Bonaceto, Janice Fairhurst, and Vera Miller.
  • The first President’s Regional to be held outside the USA is hosted by the Australia/New Zealand SMRT Chapter.
  • Two-day 3rd Annual Meeting was held in Sydney, Australia, co-chaired by Michael Macilquham, Kirsten Moffat, and Gloria Olivieri.
  • The forty-second Home Study is published, “MR Imaging of the Abdomen.”

2009

  • The second Electronic Home Study, Volume E-2009, Number 1, is published on the SMRT Website, “Use of Contrast Agents in MR Imaging of the Spine.”
  • The forty-third Home Study is published, “Contrast-Enhanced Musculoskeletal MR Imaging.”
  • The 2nd BeNeLux Regional Seminar (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) is held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Co-chaired by Raschel van Luijk, Sandra van den Berg and Filip DeRidder.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii in conjunction with the ISMRM. Ben Kennedy is Program Chair and Sonja Robb-Belville is Education Chair. Pamela Vincent takes office as President. The President’s Award is presented to Shawna Farquharson for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Krista Runge, 1st Place; Carolyn Phillips, 2nd Place; and Thomas Huerta, 3rd Place. Research Focus-John Totman, 1st Place; John Totman, 2nd Place and Helle Juhl Simonsen, 3rd Place. Poster awards are presented to: Clinical Focus-Robyn Riley, 1st Place; Charles Fasanati, 2nd Place; and Hina Jaggi, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Caron Murray, 1st Place; Linh Tran, 2nd Place; and Rhonda Walcarius, 3rd Place. Cindy Hipps is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Gina Greenwood and Donna O’Brien is presented with the Fellow of the Section Award. Bobbie Burrow is presented with the Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Herbert Kressel is presented with the Honorary Member Award. Caron Murray on behalf of SMRT organized and presented the seventh SMRT/ISMRM Joint Forum on “How to Perform a Multi-site Neuro-imaging Study” for the ISMRM 17th Scientific Meeting.
  • The forty-forth Home Study is published, “Neuro MRI: Principles and Protocols.”
  • The 3rd Annual John Koveleski Memorial Regional Educational Seminar is held in Hershey, Pennsylvania, co-chaired with Robin Kline and John Posh.
  • The forty-fifth Home Study is published, “MRI Imaging of the Spine.”
  • The Southeast Regional Seminar is held in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the SMRT Atlanta Local Chapter; co-chaired by Carolyn Brown, Bobbie Burrow and Donna O’Brien.
  • The New England Regional Seminar is held in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by the New England Local Chapter, co-chaired by Maryann Blaine, Carolyn Bonaceto, Janice Fairhurst, and Vera Miller.
  • The Northeast Regional Seminar is held in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by the New York/New Jersey Local Chapter, co-chaired by Hina Jaggi, Lois Mannon, Konstantinos Arhakis and, Cindy Comeau.
  • The two-day Fourth Annual Meeting of the Australia/New Zealand SMRT Chapter is held in Adelaide, Australia, co chaired by Greg Brown, Jan Neal, and Michael Macilquham.
  • The forty-sixth Home Study is published, “MRI Imaging of the Liver.”

2010

  • The Western Regional Seminar is held in Los Angeles, California, co-chaired by Valerie Gausche, Julia Lowe, and Paul McElvogue.
  • President’s Regional Seminar is held in Greenville, South Carolina, hosted by the South Carolina Local Chapter, co-chaired by Wendy Callahan, Melonee Elrod, Cindy Hipps. Carol Lee, Sheryl Peace, and Pamela Vincent, SMRT President.
  • The 3rd BeNeLux Regional Seminar (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) is held in Brussels, Belgium, chaired by Filip DeRidder, co-chaired Rachel van Luijk and Sandra van den Berg.
  • The forty-seventh Home Study is published, “MR Imaging Sequences: Gradient-Recalled Echo (GRE).”
  • SMRT Annual Meeting is held in Stockholm, Sweden in conjunction with the ISMRM. Michael Macilquham is Program Chair and Maryann Blaine is Education Chair. Julia Lowe takes office as President. The President’s Award is presented to Adriane Komancsek for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Joanne Donovan, 1st Place; Sharmeen Joomun, 2nd Place; and Mark Smith, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Sheryl Foster, 1st Place; John Totman, 2nd Place and Annette Merkle, 3rd Place. Poster awards are presented to: Clinical Focus-Catriona Todd, 1st Place; Ilse Joubert, 2nd Place; and Mark Smith, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Stacy Vilu, 1st Place; Caron Murray, 2nd Place; and Pier Paolo Arcuri, 3rd Place. John Posh is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Cindy Comeau and Maureen Hood is presented with the Fellow of the Section Award. Denise Echelard – Posthumous is presented with the Distinguished Service Award. William Faulkner is presented with the Honorary Member Award. Ben Kennedy on behalf of the SMRT organized and presented the eighth SMRT/ISMRM Joint Forum on “SMRT-ISMRM Joint Forum: Safety Forum: Safe Exposure Limits ” for the ISMRM 18th Scientific Meeting.
  • The forty-eighth Home Study is published, “Techniques in Cardiac MR Imaging.”
  • The 4th Annual John Koveleski Memorial Regional Educational Seminar is held in Hershey, Pennsylvania, co-chaired with Robin Kline and John Posh. The President’s Regional Seminar is held in Columbus, Indiana, hosted by the South Central Indiana Local Chapter, co-chaired by SMRT President, Julia Lowe, Chris Faghihi, Larry Friggle and Steven Low.
  • The forty-ninth Home Study is published, “Phase Contrast MR Imaging: Techniques and Applications.”
  • The third Electronic Home Study, Volume E-2010, Number 1, is published on the SMRT Website, “Techniques in Spine MR Imaging.”
  • The New England Regional Seminar is held in Mashantucket, Connecticut, hosted by the New England Local Chapter, co-chaired by Maryann Blaine, Carolyn Bonaceto, Janice Fairhurst, and Vera Miller.
  • The Northwest Regional Seminar is held in Kirkland, Washington, hosted by the Northwest Local Chapter, co-chaired by Rosemary Fisher, Heather Dietz and Cindy Jennings.
  • The fourth Electronic Home Study, Volume E-2010, Number 2, is published on the SMRT Website, “Susceptibility-Weighted MR Imaging (SWI).”
  • The two-day Fifth Annual Meeting of the Australia/New Zealand SMRT Chapter is held in Auckland, New Zealand, co-chaired by ANZ President, Kirsten Moffat, Anna-Marie Lydon and Desiree Mulders.
  • The fiftieth Home Study is published, “MRI of Spinal Cord Lesions.”

2011

  • The Rocky Mountain Regional Seminar is held in Lafayette, Colorado, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Local Chapter, co-chaired by Carrie Borders, Kendra Hasebroock and Betsy Sestina.
  • The fifty-first Home Study is published, “Breast MRI: DCIS and Skin Lesions.”
  • The South Carolina Regional Seminar is held in West Columbia, South Carolina, hosted by the South Carolina Local Chapter, co-chaired by Wendy Callahan, Melonee Elrod, Cindy Hipps, Carol Lee and Michael Schlenk.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting is held in Montréal, Québec, Canada in conjunction with the ISMRM. Carol Lee is Program Chair and Maryann Blaine is Education Chair. Charles Stanley takes office as President. The President’s Award is presented to Megan Cromer for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Sharmeen Joomun, 1st Place; Claudio Arena, 2nd Place; and Daniele Petrucci, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Eric Zalusky, 1st Place; KellyAnne McGorty, 2nd Place and Megan Cromer, 3rd Place. Poster awards are presented to: Clinical Focus-Denise Steffinger, 1st Place; Amanda Golsch, 2nd Place; and Helle Juhl Simonsen, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Kousaku Saotome, 1st Place; Katrin Koziel, 2nd Place; and Young Yu, 3rd Place. The first 2011 John A. Koveleski Award for Professional Development is awarded to Amanda Golsch. Cindy Comeau is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Muriel Cockburn and Laurian Rohoman is presented with the Fellow of the Section Award. Cindy Hipps is presented with the Distinguished Service Award. John Wilkie is presented with the Honorary Member Award. Michael Maciliquham on behalf of the SMRT organized and presented the ninth SMRT/ISMRM Joint Forum on “SMRT-ISMRM Joint Forum: DTI: Is it Ready for the Clinic?” for the ISMRM 19th Annual Meeting.
  • The fifty-second Home Study is published, “Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging.”
  • The 4th BeNeLux Regional Seminar Meeting (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) is held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, chaired by Filip DeRidder, co-chaired Raschel van Luijk and Sandra van den Berg.
  • The two-day Sixth Annual Meeting of the Australia/New Zealand SMRT Chapter is held in Brisbane, Australia, co-chaired by ANZ President, Kirsten Moffat, Wendy Strugnell, and Ben Kennedy.
  • The 1st three Video Home Study programs are published on the SMRT website: Cardiac Forum, MR Safety Forum and Emerging Technologies Forum.
  • The New England Regional Seminar is held in Newport, Rhode Island, hosted by the New England Local Chapter, co-chaired by Maryann Blaine, Carolyn Bonaceto, Janice Fairhurst, and Vera Miller.
  • The 20th Annual Atlanta Regional Seminar is held in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the SMRT Atlanta Local Chapter; co-chaired by Carolyn Brown, Bobbie Burrow and Donna O’Brien.
  • The fifty-third Home Study is published, “MR Imaging Physics Tutorial.”
  • The 5th Annual John Koveleski Memorial Regional Educational Seminar is held in Hershey, Pennsylvania, co-chaired with Robin Kline and John Posh.
  • The President’s Regional Educational Seminar is held in Stanford, California, co-chaired with Charles Stanley, SMRT President and Anne Marie Sawyer.
  • The Northwest Regional Seminar is held in Tacoma, Washington, hosted by the Northwest Local Chapter, co-chaired by Rosemary Fisher, Heather Dietz and Cindy Jennings.
  • The fifty-fourth Home Study is published, “Safety and Screening in MRI.”
  • Four Video Home Study programs are published on the SMRT website: Physics of Breast MRI (free to Non-members), Technical Updates Forum, Neuro Forum, and Body MRI Forum.

2012

  • The fifth Electronic Home Study, 2012 Volume 1, Number 2, is published on the SMRT Website, “MR of the Abdomen: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Liver Fat.”
  • The fifty-fifth Home Study is published, “MR of the Abdomen: Kidney.”
  • The 5th BeNeLux Regional Seminar Meeting (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) is held in Belgium, Brussels, chaired by Filip DeRidder, co-chaired Raschel van Luijk and Sandra van den Berg.
  • The fifth Electronic Home Study, 2012 Volume 4, Number 1, is published on the SMRT Website, “MRI of the Abdomen: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Liver Fat”
  • SMRT Annual Meeting is held in Melbourne, Australia in conjunction with the ISMRM. Glenn Cahoon is Program Chair and Rosemary Fisher is Education Chair. Vera Kimbrell takes office as President. The President’s Award is presented to Saba Ansari for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Frank Stadie, 1st Place; Martin Sherriff, 2nd Place; and Mark A. Smith, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Claudio Arena, 1st Place; Zahid Latif, 2nd Place and Tomoya Kobayashi, 3rd Place. Poster awards are presented to: Clinical Focus-Megan Cromer, 1st Place; Sharmeen Maze, 2nd Place; Helle Juhl Simonsen, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Katsuhiro Kida, 1st Place; Yoshiyuki Ishimori, 2nd Place; Greg Brown, 3rd Place. The second 2012 John A. Koveleski Award for Professional Development is awarded to Danqing Xiao. Maryann Blain and Wendy Strugnell is presented with the Fellow of the Section Award. Anne Marie Sawyer is presented with the Distinguished Service Award. Julie Strandt-Peay is presented with the Honorary Member Award. Michael Maciliquham on behalf of the SMRT organized and presented the tenth SMRT/ISMRM Joint Forum on “Parametric Mapping of Cartilage” for the ISMRM 20th Annual Meeting.
  • Eight Video Home Study programs are published on the SMRT website from the SMRT Melbourne Annual Meeting.
  • The fifty-sixth Home Study is published, “3D Musculoskeletal MR Imaging.”
  • The sixth Electronic Home Study, 2012 Volume 4, Number 2, is published on the SMRT Website, “MR Safety: Labeling, Spatial Gradient Magnetic Field and Cardiac Pacemakers.”
  • The fifty-seventh Home Study is published, “MR Physics: Gradient Echo & Parallel Imaging.”
  • The seventh Electronic Home Study, 2012 Volume 4, Number 3, is published on the SMRT Website, “Shifting Imaging Targets in Multiple Sclerosis: From Inflammation to Neurodegeneration.”
  • The Northwest Regional Seminar is held in Everett, Washington, hosted by the Northwest Local Chapter, co-chaired by Rosemary Fisher, Heather Dietz and Colleen Cadieux.
  • The New England Regional Seminar is held in Salem, Massachusetts, hosted by the New England Local Chapter, co-chaired by Maryann Blaine, Carolyn Bonaceto, Janice Fairhurst, and Vera Miller.
  • The fifty-eighth Home Study is published, “MRI Atlas of the Abdomen.”

2013

  • The first SMRT Singapore Regional Seminar is held, hosted by John Totman and the Clinical Imaging Research Centre of Singapore.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting is held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA in conjunction with the ISMRM. Barry Southers is Program Chair and Rosemary Fisher is Education Chair. Ben Kennedy takes office as President. The President’s Award is presented to Shawna Farquharson for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus-Ian Simcock, 1st Place; Kimberly Kreuger, 2nd Place; and Amanda Golsch, 3rd Place. Research Focus-Tomoka Doi, 1st Place; Sandra van den Berg, 2nd Place and Renee Hill, 3rd Place. Poster awards are presented to: Clinical Focus-Steven Williams, 1st Place; Christopher Cook, 2nd Place; Liana Rocha, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Kevin Epperson, 1st Place; Zahid Latif, 2nd Place; Katrin Koziel, 3rd Place. The third 2013 John A. Koveleski Award for Professional Development is awarded to Anthea Hon. Wendy Strugnell is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Filip De Ridder and Michael Macilquham is presented with the Fellow of the Section Award. Carol Lee is presented with the Distinguished Service Award. Greg Brown is presented with the Honorary Member Award. Glenn Cahoon on behalf of the SMRT organized and presented the eleventh SMRT/ISMRM Joint Forum on “The Safe & Ethical Scanning of Patients & Research Subjects” for the ISMRM 21st Annual Meeting.
  • The fifty-ninth Home Study is published, “Cardiac MRI: Ischemic and Valvular Heart Disease.”
  • The sixtieth Home Study is published, “Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of the Breast.”

2014

  • The New England Regional Seminar is held in Mashantucket, Connecticut, hosted by the New England Local Chapter, co-chaired by Maryann Blaine, Carolyn Bonaceto, Janice Fairhurst, and Vera Miller.
  • The sixty-third Home Study is published, “Foundation of MRI: Imaging Sequences.”
  • The South Carolina Regional Seminar is held in Greer, South Carolina, hosted by the South Carolina Local Chapter, co-chaired by Wendy Callahan, Melonee Elrod, Cindy Hipps and Carol Lee.
  • The First Western Canada MRI Symposium is held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, hosted by Tammy Goudreau and Martin Sherriff.
  • The 7th BeNeLux Regional Seminar Meeting (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) is held in Brussels, Belgium, chaired by Filip DeRidder and co-chaired with Raschel van Luijk.
  • The sixty-fourth Home Study is published, “MRI of the Abdomen: Adrenal Glands and Biliary Tract”.
  • SMRT Annual Meeting is held in Milan, Italy in conjunction with the ISMRM. Chris Kokkinos is Program Chair and Sheryl Foster is Education Chair. Maureen Hood takes office at President. The President’s Award is presented to Claudio Arena for the best proffered paper. The Education and Program Committee awarded Oral Proffered papers to: Clinical Focus- Ben Stratton, 1st Place; Mark Smith, 2nd Place; and Michael Geneser, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Tomonori Isobe, 1st Place; Emma Hornsey, 2nd Place and Glenn Cahoon, 3rd Place. Poster awards are presented to: Clinical Focus- Anne Dorte Blankholm, 1st Place; Margaret Forbes, 2nd Place; Nicole Welsh, 3rd Place. Research Focus- Karla Epperson, 1st Place; Shotaro Komi, 2nd Place; Maila Hughes, 3rd Place. There was no winner for the 4th 2014 John A. Koveleski Award for Professional Development. Michael Mosely is presented with the Crues & Kressel Award. Anne Dorte Blankholm and Steven Shannon are presented with the Fellow of the Section Award. John Totman is presented with the Distinguished Service Award. Heidi Berns is presented with the Honorary Member Award. Jim Stuppino on behalf of the SMRT organized and presented the 12th SMRT/ISMRM Joint Forum on “PET/MRI” for the ISMRM 22nd Annual Meeting. Forty-four Video Home Study programs are published on the SMRT website from the SMRT Milan Annual Meeting.
  • Volume 3, Issue 2 of eSignals is published.
  • Jennifer Olson, Associate Executive Director retires. Kerry Crockett assumes Associate Executive Director position.
  • 2nd Annual Singapore Radiographers MRI Symposium is held in Singapore, chaired by John Totman.
  • The 65th Home Study is published, Musculoskeletal MRI: Cartilage and Ligaments.
  • ISMRM/SMRT Workshop on Safety in MRI: Guidelines, Rationale & Challenges is held in Washington DC and co-chaired by Thomas Vaughn, ISMRM and Vera Kimbrell, SMRT.
  • Northwest Chapter Regional Educational Seminar is held in Kirkland WA co-chaired by Rosemary Fisher, Heather Dietz and Colleen Cadieux.
  • Chapter of Atlanta Annual Regional Educational Seminar is held in Atlanta, GA co-chaired by Bobbie Burrow, Donna O’Brien, and Carolyn Brown.
  • 3rd Annual Kentucky SMRT Chapter Educational Seminar is held in Covington, KY co-chaired by Barry Southers, Amanda Golsch and Elizabeth Fugate.
  • Heidi Berns, Kerry Crockett and Candace Spradley attend ARRT’s CE Consensus Meeting in Minnesota, USA.
  • The 66th Home Study is published, ‘Brain MR Imaging Techniques’.
  • The 9th Annual Meeting of the SMRT ANZ Chapter is held in Adelaide, Australia co-chaired by Amanda Hunt, Joanne Ross and Sheryl Foster.
  • The 67th Home Study is published, ‘MRI Safety: Ferromagnetic Detectors; Patient Monitoring; and Cardiac Devices’

2015

  • The Northwest Chapter Meeting is held in Seattle, WA.
  • The Great Lakes Chapter Quarterly Meeting was held in Wisconsin, USA.
  • The 68th Home Study is published, ‘MR-PET (Positron Emission Tomography)’
  • The South Carolina Regional Educational Seminar was held in Greer, SC, USA and co-chaired by Wendy Callahan, Melonee Elrod, Cindy Hipps and Carol Lee.
  • The New England Regional Educational Seminar was held in Mashantucket, CT, USA and co-chaired by Maryann Blaine, Janice Fairhurst, Norman T. Farrar, Jr, and Vera Kimbrell.
  • The SMRT Scottish Chapter Meeting was held in Edinburgh, Scotland and was chaired by Muriel Cockburn
  • The SMRT Atlanta Chapter Meeting was held in Atlanta, GA and was co-chaired by Bobbie Burroughs, Carolyn Brown and Donna O’Brien.
  • The SMRT Northwest Regional Educational Seminar was held in Tacoma, WA and was co-chaired by Rosemary Fisher, Heather Dietz, Colleen Cadieux.
  • The SMRT Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Seminar was held in Hanover, MD and co-chaired by Maureen Hood, Jim Stuppino, and Charles Stanley.
  • The SMRT ANZ Chapter 10th Annual Meeting was held in Auckland, New Zealand and co-chaired by Kirsty Campbell and Sarah Green.

2016

  • The 9th Annual Benelux Regional Educational Seminar was held in Brussels, Belgium and was co-chaired by Filip De Ridder and Raschel van Luijk.
  • The New England Regional Educational Seminar was held in Boston, MA and was co-chaired by Vera Kimbrell and Janice Fairhurst.
  • The 3rd Annual Scottish Chapter Meeting was held in Glasgow, Scotland and was chaired by Muriel Cockburn.
  • The Northwest Chapter Regional Educational Seminar was held in Bellevue, WA and was co-chaired by Rosemary Fisher, Heather Dietz, Colleen Cadieux.
  • The Great Lakes Chapter Regional Educational Seminar was held in Madison, WI and was co-chaired by Allison Epstein, Deena Noblot, and Donna Callan.