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Interventional MRI: The State of the Art and Beyond
Kim Butts, Ph.D., Organizer

Tuesday, 18 May 2004, 10:30 - 12:30
Last updated 05 May 2009

Course Description:
e purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the kinds of new and exciting procedures that are being developed using MRI guidance.  Each presentation will provide specific experiences with open MRI systems, MR-compatible devices, and the value of MRI-guidance.
Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
 List several procedures that are being developed under MRI guidance;
Describe the types of MR-compatible devices and open MRI systems that are available;
Describe some of the challenges of using MRI guidance for interventional procedures;
Compare the value of MRI-guidance to other available image-guidance systems.


Tuesday, 18 May
10:30 MR-Guided Breast Biopsy Christiane K. Kuhl
10:50 MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Kullervo Hynynen
11:10 MR-Guided Microwave Therapy of the Liver Shigehiro Morikawa
11:30 MR-Guided Neurosurgery Christopher Nimsky
11:50 MR-Guided Vascular Interventions Elliot R. McVeigh
12:10 Discussion
12:30 Adjournment