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Advanced Body MRI
Donald G. Mitchell, M.D., and Richard Semelka, M.D, Organizers
Saturday, 15 May 2004, 08:30 - 17:15

Last updated 05 May 2009
Course Description
This course will cover the development of technical protocols for performing body MRI and MR angiography for a variety of indications, using MRI for comprehensive or focused diagnosis or as a primary or problem solving method.  A rationale for the selection of appropriate pulse sequences will be provided, including the specific details pertinent to the evaluation of conditions affecting the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, pancreas, biliary structures, chest, breast, vascular system and pelvis.  The pathological conditions that are most effectively studied with MR imaging will be detailed.  The use of rapid imaging obtained during suspended respiration will be emphasized when appropriate.  Throughout, new applications that can currently be adapted to expand and extend a clinical practice will be emphasized.
Audience Description:
Physicians involved in supervising and interpreting clinical MRI and MRI;
Specialists in MRI who want to incorporate new innovative body MRI and MRA applications in their practice;
Those involved primarily with neurological or musculoskeletal applications who need to improve their understanding of body applications.
Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to
Evaluate and recommend pulse sequence strategies that will optimize body MR imaging and MR angiography;
Describe cost-effective indications for MR imaging throughout the body;
Evaluate new pulse sequences based on existing knowledge of MRI techniques, allowing continuous improvement of body MRI and MRA protocols;
Implement modern MR applications for diagnosing chest, abdomen, pelvic, and vascular diseases;
Incorporate into their practices recent developments for MR imaging of the pancreas and biliary tract, including MR cholangiopancreatography, and for comprehensive evaluation of the kidneys;
Diagnose abdominal vascular disease using state-of-the-art MR angiographic techniques;
Identify new diagnostic opportunities in MR body imaging.


08:30 Body MRI Techniques Donald G. Mitchell
09:15 3T MRI-Role for Body Imaging? Shahid M. Hussain
09:45 Screening of the Abdomen with MRI Susanne C. Goehde
10:15 Break
10:30 Diffuse Liver Disease Katsuyoshi Ito
11:00 Hepatocellular Carcinoma Masa Kanematsu
11:30 MRI Contrast Agents Myeong-Jin Kim
12:15 Pancreas Richard Semelka
12:45 Break
14:15 MRA of the Abdomen Guenther Schneider
15:00 Acute Disease of the Female Pelvis Michele Brown
15:30 Prostate Jelle O. Barentsz
16:00 Break
16:15 Bowel Diego R. Martin
16:45 Chest MRI Hiroto Hatabu
17:15 Adjournment