Neuroimaging - Day 2
Yukio Miki, M.D., Ph.D., and Micheal D. Phillips, M.D., Organizers
Friday, 11 July 2003, 08:30 - 15:00

Last updated 05 May 2009

Course Description
This eleven-and-one-quarter hour course will review and update a wide spectrum of MR applications in neuroimaging.  Presentations will include recent developments in MR, such as diffusion imaging, perfusion imaging, diffusion-tensor imaging, BOLD imaging or 3T-MR imaging.  Clinical topics will include stroke, white matter diseases, infection/inflammation, brain tumors, vascular malformations, epilepsy, pituitary diseases, degenerative diseases of the spine, postoperative spine, spinal cord tumors, metabolic disease, pediatric tumors, newborn brain injury imaging, head and neck tumors.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
Describe fundamental principles of diffusion MR, diffusion-tensor MR, perfusion MR and BOLD imaging;
Describe the current status of high-field neuroimaging;
Apply new techniques in stroke, infection, metabolic disease, white matter disease, seizures, cognitive disorders, and brain tumors;
Describe strength and weakness of MR perfusion imaging vs. CT perfusion imaging, MR angiography vs. CT angiography, and MR head-and-neck imaging vs. CT head-and-neck imaging;
Explain the role of various MR techniques in the diagnosis of disease of the spine, and head and neck;
Discuss the role of MR techniques in the workup of patients with stroke, white matter disease, infection/inflammation, brain tumors, vascular malformations, epilepsy and pituitary disorders;
Apply MR techniques in various pediatric diseases of the central nervous system.

Friday, 11 July

Clinical Topics, Brain: General
08:30 Stroke (Acute Stroke and Work-up) David J. Mikulis
09:00 White Matter Diseases Vincent Dousset
09:30 Infection Dorothee P. Auer
10:00 Break
10:20 Brain Tumors (General) Chad A. Holder
10:50 Diffusion and Perfusion Imaging of Brain Tumors Yukunori Korogi
11:20 MRI of Intracranial Vascular Malformations Kazuhiro Tsuchiya
11:50 MRI of Epilepsy Kee-Hyun Chang
12:10 Pituitary and Parasellar Diseases Yukio Miki
12:30 Break
13:40 Metabolic Diseases of Children Petra Pouwels
14:10 Pediatric Tumors Suzanne Laughlin
14:40 Newborn Brian Injury Imaging Avrum N. Pollock
15:10 Adjournment