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SMRT and ISMRM Joint Presentation: Managing MR Artifacts and Pitfalls
Kim Butts, Ph.D.,  and John Christopher, B.A., R.T., Organizers

Monday, 17 May 2004, 14:00 - 16:00

Last updated 05 May 2009
Course Description
This course will describe the physical bases for artifacts in MR imaging.  Building upon this information, it will be described how artifacts serve as pitfalls for clinical interpretation of MR images.
Audience Description:
This session is designed for a broad spectrum of attendees ranging from (1) physicians in all subspecialties, including those new to the field and experts looking to refresh their skills, (2) fellows and residents who wish to learn about potential artifacts and methods to compensate for them, (3) physicists from all levels of expertise, (4) technologists/radiographers with broad ranges of experiences needing to stay knowledgeable of artifacts and how to address them and (5) students and postdoctoral fellows interested in addressing artifacts that are more intrinsic to sequence or hardware design.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Recognize and identify common MR artifacts;
Describe the physical causes of many common MR artifacts;
Describe how these artifacts hinder clinical interpretation of MR images;
Recommend imaging solutions to prevent artifacts in MR images.


Monday, 17 May
14:00 MRI Artifacts: A Technical Perspective Gregory C. Brown
14:25 The Physics of Cardiac and Blood Flow Artifacts David N. Firmin
14:50 Neuro and Vascular Pitfalls William G. Bradley
15:15 Body and Cardiac Pitfalls Katsuyoshi Ito
15:40 Discussion
16:00 Adjourment