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Yukio Miki, M.D., Ph.D., and William T.C. Yuh, M.D., M.S.E.E., Organizers
Saturday, 15 May 2004, 08:30 - 18:30

Last updated 24 June 2008

Course Description
one-day course will provide a comprehensive overview and update of the new and essential MR technology and clinical applications.  It consists of two major sessions including technologically based lectures (4) and disease entities (14).  Talks cover major diseases involving brain, spine, head and neck, and pediatric concerns commonly encountered in the daily clinical practice and frequently associated with clinical research.  This course starts with technologically based lectures to prepare the technological background of the audience by reviewing and updating simple but essential technical information prior to the introduction of clinical applications.  Following is the clinical session covering applications in 14 major disease entities that will be relevant and have impact on daily practice.  Each talk will begin with highlights, 3-5 essential points.  The speaker will then prove these points during the lecture and conclude with the same points brought up at the beginning of the talk.  There will be five 10-minute open discussion sessions for interaction among the speakers and audience, which will provide ample opportunity for getting essential information and resolutions that may not be readily available in the everyday working place.
Audience Description:
This course is aimed at clinical and basic science professionals.  For relative beginners it provides an introduction to multiple applications of MRI in neuroradiology.  For those with more advanced expertise it gives an overview of the state of the art in the role of emerging MRI sequences in various disease entities.
Neuroradiologists, both beginners and experts;
Diagnostic radiologists practicing MR in patient care;
Physicians diagnosing and treating brain, spine, head and neck diseases in both adult and pediatric patients;
Individuals with an interest in new MR techniques applied to neuroimaging;
Individuals with basic science background and interest in clinical merit and relevance.
Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
Describe and implement in daily clinical practice several of the newest and most promising MR techniques;
Compare new knowledge to current practice, recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in their own practice;
Identify MR areas that potentially benefit clinical practice and patient management;
Describe the current status of high-field neuroimaging;
Explain the role of various MR techniques in the diagnosis of diseases of the spine, and head and neck in both adults and pediatric patients.


08:30 Review and Update of MR Physics and Protocols Stephen R. Thomas
08:50 Diffusion Imaging (Including Tensor) Susumu Mori
09:10 Perfusion Imaging Kei Yamada
09:30 Spectroscopy and Brain Activation William G. Bradley
09:50 Open Discussion
10:00 Break
10:30 Sellar and Parasellar Diseases Yukio Miki
10:50 MRA and CTA Shigeki Aoki
11:10 Diagnosis and Intervention of Acute Stroke William Yuh, Masayuki Maeda, and Toshiaki Taoka
11:40 Open Discussion
11:50 Break
13:30 Brain Tumors Yukunori Korogi
13:50 MR Imaging of Seizure Disorder Kee-Hyun Chang
14:10 Infectious Diseases of the Brain Fong Y. Tsai
14:30 Inflammatory Diseases of the Brain Vincent Dousset
14:50 Open Discussion
15:00 Break
15:30 Head and Neck Thomas Vogl
15:50 Clinical Application and Safety of Contrast Agents Michael V. Knopp
16:10 Imaging Based Radiation Treatment Nina A. Mayr
16:30 Clinical Applications from Low to 3T Scanners Lawrence N. Tanenbaum
16:50 Open Discussion
17:00 Degenerative Diseases of the Spine Douglas P. Beall
17:20 Infectious Diseases of the Spine E. Turgut Tali
17:40 Spinal Cord Tumors and Their Mimics Yuichi Inoue
18:00 Open Discussion
18:30 Adjournment