Hyperpolarized Noble Gas MR Study Group
Tuesday, 21 May 2002
Room 312
19:30 - 21:30

Business Meeting:

Welcome by Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Chairman

New Business
Scientific Meeting
SESSION I:  What's new with hyperpolarized gas?

Physics Challenges in the Development of Clinical Hyperpolarizers
Bastiaan Driehuys, Ph.D., Amersham Health, Cary, NC, USA
SESSION II:  What's new in diffusion of polarized gases in lung?
What 3He Diffusion Can Tell about Lung Microstructure
Dmitriy A. Yablonskiy, Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, on behalf of his collaborators, A. L. Sukstanskii, J. C. Leawoods, D. S. Gierada, G. L. Bretthorst, S. S. Gross, S. S. Lefrak, J. D. Cooper, and M.S. Conradi
Using Tagging Sequences to Measure Motion and Diffusion in the Lungs with Hyperpolarized 3He
John Owers-Bradley, University of Nottingham, England, UK
SESSION III:  Pan-European Projects
Overview of the Joint European Projects PHIL and COPHIT Exploring Hyperpolarized 3He
Edwin J. R. van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., of Sheffield, UK, on behalf of the COPHIT and PHIL project members