High Field Neuroimaging
Clifford R. Jack, M.D., and Christiane K. Kuhl, M.D., Ph.D., Organizers

Sunday, 13 July 2003, 10:30 - 12:30
Last updated 19 June 2008

Course Description:
This symposium will cover clinical neuroimaging applications at high field (3-4T).   The course will emphasize individual speakers' clinical experience at high field in several focused areas- MR angiography, BOLD fMRI, and diffusion tensor imaging- in addition to other clinical neurological imaging applications which benefit from high field.  The speakers will discuss advantages and disadvantages of high field (3-4T) vs. field strengths less than or equal to 1.5T for clinical neuro MRI.  Recognizing that MRI at 1.5T is more technically mature, the speakers will also summarize specific technical improvements in hardware and software that are likely to produce a noticeable improvement in performance of clinical 3-4T systems.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

 List procedures that can be enabled or improved with MRI guidance;
List devices that are MR-compatible and commercially available;
Recognize desired areas of further technical innovation.

Sunday, 13 July

The final five minutes of each talk will be reserved for questions.

10:30 3T Neuro MRI in a Clinical Setting Benefits and Limitations Christiane K. Kuhl
11:00 Clinical 3T Neuroimaging: MRA Matt A. Bernstein
11:30 BOLD Surgical Planning at 3T Keith R. Thulborn
12:00 Clinical DTI at 3T Xiaohong J. Zhou
12:30 Adjournment