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Parallel Imaging 2004
Neil M. Rofsky, M.D., and Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D., Organizers

Last updated 05 May 2009

Course Description:
This course reviews basic principles of, and recent developments in, parallel MRI.  Topics include RF coil array design, image reconstruction (SENSE, SMASH, etc.), and established or emerging applications.  New this year: a talk on Limits of Parallel MRI, and an update from five MR vendors on current and future parallel imaging products.
Audience Description:
This course is designed form generalists and specialists with an interest in the practical operations of parallel imaging studies, and/or a desire to increase imaging speed and efficiency for a target application.  No prior experience is required.

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

Explain the basic principles of parallel imaging, including elements both of RF coil array design and of image reconstruction;
Critically survey promising clinical applications of parallel MRI;
Summarize current research into the limits of performance of parallel imaging, describe new developments in image reconstruction and coil array design, and outline emerging parallel imaging applications;
Identify the key steps in a practical parallel imaging examination, and compare the nuts-and-bolts features of various MR vendors' existing implementations..


Tuesday, 18 May
07:00 Introduction Daniel K. Sodickson
07:05 Coil Arrays (The Technological Tools) Michael Ohliger
07:30 Image Reconstruction (The Mathematical Tools) Klaas Prüssman
07:55 Discussion
Clinical Applications
07:00 Recap of Basics Daniel K. Sodickson
07:05 Applications in Clinical Cardiology Scott D. Flamm
07:30 Applications in Clinical Radiology Stefan O. Schoenberg
07:55 Discussion
Thursday, 20 May
Current Research
07:00 Recap of Basics and Applications Daniel K. Sodickson
07:05 Limits of Parallel MRI: Recent Results, Current Controversies Daniel K. Sodickson
07:20 New Developments in Image Reconstruction Jeffrey Tsao
07:40 New Developments in Array Design Jozef H. Duyn
Friday, 21 May
Vendor Update 2004
07:00 Recap of Basics, Applications, and New Developments Daniel K. Sodickson
07:05 Philips Medical Systems Johan van den Brink
07:15 GE Medical Systems Kevin F. King
07:25 Siemens Medical Solutions Berthold Kiefer
07:35 Toshiba Kazuya Okamoto
07:45 Hitachi Tetsuhiko Takahashi
07:55 Discussion and Conclusion