Clinical High Field MRI

Skill level: Intermediate
Kimberly K. Amrami, M.D., Organizer

Sunday, 20 May


This half-day course will review the current state of the art clinical applications and use of 3T MRI. 3T has become an accepted clinical tool for neuro and musculoskeletal imaging and is being actively developed for other applications such as body, breast and prostate imaging. In addition to reviewing current clinical practice this course will explore the challenges and opportunities of advanced imaging techniques at 3T as well as the technical challenges compared with 1.5T.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Define the role of high field MRI in current clinical practice;
Describe the indication for the use of high field MRI for neuroradiology applications in the brain and spine;
Identify appropriate indications for the use of 3T MRI for breast and prostate imaging;
Describe the role of specialized imaging techniques such as parallel imaging at 3T compared with 1.5T MRI; and
Explain the role of specialized coils in optimizing high field MRI in the clinical setting

Audience Description

This course is designed for:
Clinical radiologists, medical physicists, engineers involved in clinical high field imaging, as well as clinicians interested in bringing high field
  MRI into their practice.
13:30 Neuroradiology at 3T (Head and Spine) Marc Shapiro, M.D.
14:00        Neurovascular Imaging at 3T John Huston, M.D.
14:20       Clinical Body Imaging at 3T Ivan Pedrosa, M.D.
14:45        Body Vascular Imaging at 3T James F. Glockner, M.D., Ph.D.
15:05      Break - Meet the Teachers  
15:20        MSK MR at 3T Timothy J. Mosher, M.D.
15:40       Clinical Breast Imaging at 3T - not available Christiane K. Kuhl, M.D.
15:55        3T for Prostate Imaging Jurgen J. Futterer, Ph.D.
16:15       RF Coils for 3T Ralph Hashoian, B.S.E.E.
16:35        Advanced Imaging Techniques for 3T John Kurhanewicz, Ph.D.
17:00        The Added Value of 3T - What's the Evidence? - not available Christiane K. Kuhl, M.D.
17:20       Bringing It All Together at 3T - Panel Discussion  Marc Shapiro, M.D., Neil M. Rofsky, M.D.,  
  Christiane K. Kuhl, MD, Jelle O. Barentsz, M.D., 
  Tim J. Mosher, M.D., John Kurhanewicz, Ph.D.
17:30        Adjournment  
17:30 - 17:45 - Meet the teachers