Technical Advances in Body MR

Organizers:  Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D. and Neil M. Rofsky, M.D.
Moderators:  Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D., Neil M. Rofsky, M.D., Bernard E. Van Beers, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate


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 course, participants should be able to:
Evaluate important developments in MRI technology, including high field imaging and parallel imaging.
Explain the technical challenges associated with effective application of this technology for body imaging.
List and 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 soon in MR hardware, and how it currently affects or promises to affect the day-to-day practice of body MRI.

Tuesday, 22 May  
07:00 High Field Technical Mark E. Ladd, Ph.D.
07:30 High Field Clinical Robert R. Edelman, M.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
Wednesday, 23 May  
07:00 Parallel Clinical Stefan O. Schonberg, M.D.
07:30 Parallel Technical Charles A. McKenzie, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
Thursday, 24 May  
07:00 Perfusion Anwar Padhani, MRCP, FRCR
07:30 Diffusion Bachir Taouli, M.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
Friday, 25 May  
07:00 Spectroscopy John Kurhanewicz, Ph.D.
07:30 Fat-water Scott B. Reeder, M.D.
08:00 Adjournment