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Technical Advances in Body MR
Neil M. Rofsky, M.D.,  Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D., Bachir Taouli, M.D.,  Organizers

This four-hour course will give an overview of new technological advances and their impact on body MRI. Overall goals are to present the current state of the art and promising new directions in MR hardware for the interested clinician, and to assess the current and future clinical impact of these technological developments.

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

evaluate important developments in MRI technology, including high field imaging and parallel imaging;
identify the technical challenges associated with effective application of this technology for body imaging;
describe the potential applications of new technologies in body imaging, including areas such as
diffusion and perfusion MRI, and MR spectroscopy.
Audience Description:
This course is designed for clinicians interested in understanding what is available, and what may be coming up soon in MR hardware, and how it currently affects or promises to affect the day-to-day practice of body MRI.



Tuesday, 9 May
Advances in High Field Imaging
07:00 High Field Imaging: A Technical Perspective - not available Douglas A.C. Kelley. Ph.D.
07:30 High Field Body Imaging: A Clinical Perspective Robert R. Edelman, M.D.
Wednesday, 10 May
Advances in Coil Design and Multichannel Imaging for Body MRI
07:00 Coils, Receivers and Parallel Imaging: A Technical Perspective Charles A. McKenzie, Ph.D.
07:30 Parallel Imaging: A Clinical Perspective Neil M. Rofsky, M.D.
Thursday, 11 May
Applications: Functional imaging
07:00 DWI in Body Imaging - not available Elizabeth Hecht, M.D.
07:30 PWI in Body Imaging Anwar R. Padhani, M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.
Friday, 12 May
Applications: Metabolic Imaging 
Body MR Spectroscopy
John Kurhanewicz, Ph.D.
Fat-water Imaging
Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.